#DKNYARTWORKS and Free Arts NYC Charity Auction Event

Monday, July 1, 2013
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There is nothing more fabulous than a party in the Hamptons during the summer, especially if it’s also for a great cause! The charity art auction held Saturday, hosted by Jeanann Williams to benefit Free Arts NYC and featuring work provided by #DKNYARTWORKS, surely did not disappoint. The evening took place at the Montauk Beach House where guests enjoyed specialty cocktails courtesy of Svedka Vodka, food provided by South Edison, and crowd-pleasing DJ sets by Mia Moretti & Tanlines. The event featured a giant DKNY logo sculpture that guests were able to write on and design with neon-colored markers that were provided.

DKNY’s #DKNYARTWORKS commissioned ten artists from around the world to infuse the DKNY logo with their own NYC-inspired designs. Sparked from the popularity of the original NYC skyline DKNY mural that became an icon on Houston Street from 1992 to 2008, this project benefits Free Arts NYC. The profits from the auctioned artworks contributed by the project went straight to Free Arts NYC to help provide under-served children and families with educational arts and mentoring programs.

Rose Byrne, Jarman Rogers, Alex Cook, Amy Gartrell, Cleo Wade, Grace Landrieu, Taylor Harris, Danielle Vreeland, Jenne Lombardo and Free Arts NYC Executive Director Liz Hopfan are just some of the bright faces that came out to show support for arts education. Guests enjoyed the artwork on display and for sale at the auction, and judging from the completed DKNY sculpture at the event, these partygoers have some artistic chops of their own!


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