Charity Art Auction at Roebling Cafe, Thursday, 2/2/12By
New York City! Come to our Roebling Street cafe Thursday, Feb 2nd for live music, free coffee, and the kick-off of our month-long art auction to benefit Brooklyn-based nonprofits, featuring the ink drawings of Misha Bittleston.
The kick-off party is Thursday, Feb 2nd at 7:30p - live music by Eight Two, BYOB (we will check IDs), free coffee, and ART!
"Born in England, MIsha Bittleston moved to California to pursue a career as a visual artist. During this time, Misha began experiencing auditory hallucinations: he heard voices and music, some beautiful, others terrifying. He realized what he needed to share with the world - the sounds he heard inside his head. Misha picked up a guitar and a microphone, moving to Brooklyn, NY...It was there that Eight Two was born."
There will be a clipboard next to each piece of art on which a person interested in acquiring the art can place a bid. At the end of the month, February 28th at close, the bidding ends. The cool part is that the winning bidder can just donate their winning bidding price to any Brooklyn charity (Misha is supplying a list of suggestions), bring the receipt to Misha, and take the painting!
Art OpeningThursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:30pm
The illustrious Zoey Thorson, manager of our Roebling Cafe, has a slew of community events scheduled for the next few months, and this kick-off party is something we've never done at Gimme before.
You bid on the art, you pick the charity you want to donate your money to, you show Misha your receipt from the donation and BOOM - he gives you the art. The auction is all for Brooklyn-based charities; you can even place a bid for $10 and possibly end up with an awesome piece of art, and have your cash go to a charity of your choice!
See you there!