Shepard Fairey, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and Gregory Siff are among those who have donated stunning works of art for a February 8th fundraising auction benefitting Smile + Wonder (smileandwonder.com), a Los Angeles-based therapy center and preschool. The star-studded event begins at 8pm at Smile & Wonder (3031 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057) and will include a performance by critically acclaimed rock band Gone Is Gone featuring Troy Sanders from Mastodon, Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens of the Stone Age, Tony Hajjar from At The Drive-In and Mike Zarin of Sencit Music.
Those interested in attending the event in person should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to win a ticket. All entries should include name, address and phone number. 100 lucky winners will be chosen at random. You must be at least 21 years old to attend the event.
The auction will also be available online on February 8 at 7pm PST, giving fans around the world a chance to own a piece of original art from their favorite artist(s). Fans can register for the auction and see a preview of the items up for bid by clicking here: https://smilewonder.auction-bid.org/
Founded in 2009 by Nicole Hajjar and her husband Tony (from Gone Is Gone and At The Drive-In), Smile + Wonder relies on thinly-spread state funds to make a difference in the lives of fantastic kids that need your support. Through specialized therapy services (such as speech-language therapy and occupational therapy) Smile + Wonder offers early intervention services to children in need (Smile) and includes a nurturing community based preschool (Wonder) that provides education for children between the ages of 2 and 5.
“We know how hard it is to raise a child,” says Tony. “And if there’s a child that needs more help than others, we know how difficult that is, too. Smile + Wonder was created to help children reach their full potential.”
"Every child needs someone to believe in them and deserves the resources to succeed,” says Nicole. “Every day we get to work with amazing children and their families, helping them overcome developmental obstacles to find the magic within and for that, we are incredibly grateful. Please join us for a wonderful night of art, music, and hope bound by the generosity of others to help raise funds for incredible children in need.”
The Smile + Wonder Charity Art Auction Event will feature works by:
Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
Shepard Fairey (Artist)
Cedric Bixler (At The Drive-In / Mars Volta)
Kat Von D (Artist)
Jose Pasillas (Incubus)
Troy Sanders (Mastodon / Gone Is Gone)
Gregory Siff (Artist)
Steve Erle (Photographer)
Tony Kanal (No Doubt / Dreamcar)
Jay Weinberg (Artist)
Dan P. Carter (BBC Radio 1 DJ and artist)
Mario Du Plantier (Gojira)
Chris Friedman (Artist)
Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)
Nathan Bell (Artist)
Jason Mitchell (Artist)
Alison Mosshart (The Kills)
Justin Nace (PVRIS)
Dan Mumford (Artist)
And many more…
Attendees can also bid on donated items from Vans, Orange Amps, Vannen Watches and more.
To bid on the art and learn more: Click Here