Upper Class Label, a contemporary women’s clothing line, will host the silent auction art show “1 in 91” benefiting the A.skate Foundation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.
Donated artworks from various artists including Mark Gonzalez, aka The Gonz, Todd Francis, Bruce Hall and many more supporters will be up for sale at the show. Hall, a legally blind artist recently seen on HBO, will be donating 30 limited edition signed T-shirts to be auctioned off, along with all the donated artwork in a silent auction where all proceeds will go to A.skate.
The A.skate Foundation is a nonprofit organization that allows children with autism to get involved with skateboarding. The group holds clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, provides grants for skateboard gear, as well as promotes awareness and educates families about the skateboard industry.
The art show event is called “1 in 91” since 1 in 91 children are diagnosed with autism, organizers noted.
Upper Class Label will preview its upcoming AW2011 Collection of women’s contemporary T-shirts as part of the event. The clothing designer supports a new “muse” through each collection and holds events to support its mission, a company spokesperson said. Crys Worley is Upper Class Label’s first muse and founder of A.skate.
“As a women’s clothing brand, we pride ourselves in more than just wearing great threads and donating a dollar here or there… we get out there and do something,” states Laura Mendrin, founder of Upper Class Label. “We are a proactive family, and we’re looking good while we work hard.”
The goal of this event is to sell all of the donated artworks, organizers said.
Admission is $10 with presale tickets, or $15 at the door.
To reserve a ticket, www.upperclasslabel.com/uclsite/events.