The Pico Youth & Family Center of Santa Monica, Chiquele Studios and In Creative Unity (ICU) Art have planned an art auction Saturday, November 15th, to benefit Adam Pacheco’s daughter, Desiree. Pacheco was fatally shot following the Abbot Kinney Street Festival in Venice in late September.
The event, to be held “in tribute to loved ones lost by gun violence,” is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pico Youth & Family Center, 715 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Art pieces donated by various artists will be sold during a silent auction, with all funds going to a college fund for Pacheco’s daughter Desiree.
Pacheco had a dream for his daughter to attend college, Pico Youth & Family Center staff said. It is a dream and vision that the young student shared with her father and would like to fulfill, staff said.
Desiree is 12 years old and served as student body president at her elementary school. She is currently a straight-A honor student in the seventh grade.
Among the contemporary artists from Los Angeles who plan to donate art pieces are Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, Alex “Defer” Kizu, Flewnt, Siner, RickOne, Gil, Rudy “Cale” Mendez, Alicia, and Carlos, according to the Family Center.
The event will also include a panel of various family members who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Special guests plan to share their poetry at the podium along with other artists who will perform music and display their artwork.
The public is invited to attend. Admission is free and parking is available at the Santa Monica High School north parking lot at Seventh Street and Michigan Avenue.
For, information, or to donate art, (310) 396-7101 or picoyouth @gmail.com/.