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Art For Clare Fundraiser Returns Sunday To Bergamot Station

Anthony Hopkins’ “ETEOCLES,” 2009, Ink on paper, 8.5” x 11.” It will be one of the pieces up for auction at ART for CLARE this Sunday, June 2.
Image courtesy of the artist via CLARE Foundation
Anthony Hopkins’ “ETEOCLES,” 2009, Ink on paper, 8.5” x 11.” It will be one of the pieces up for auction at ART for CLARE this Sunday, June 2.

Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:49 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

This Sunday will see the return of the annual ART for CLARE fundraiser, which will offer patrons the chance to purchase art from highly regarded local artists, sample some of LA’s best cuisine, and bid on silent auction items that range from luxury vacations to spa packages. 

Now in its seventh year, the event will be held at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica.

Doors open and silent auctions begin at 1 pm, the art auction closes at 3 pm, and the outdoor silent auction closes at 3:30 pm.

Co-chaired by actress and best-selling author Meredith Baxter and Linde Caughey, the event will bring together more than 70 prominent local artists. 

Baxter said she was proud to be a co-chair and contributing artist for ART for CLARE.

“This year’s event boasts a fantastic collection of art from over 70 prominent and emerging local artists, all of whom have come together to show support for the CLARE Foundation,” Baxter said. “This is a rare opportunity for collectors of all levels to buy art they love in support of an important cause.”

Some of LA’s best eateries, including Kate Mantilini, Lemonade, and El Cholo, will also be on-hand to offer patrons tastes of their gourmet fare. 

The day promises great art, delicious food, and a festive atmosphere – all for a worthy cause.

CLARE Foundation Executive Director Nicholas Vrataric said the event was a great chance for the community to learn about CLARE and support its work of saving lives through recovery. 

“Eighty-four cents of every dollar raised at this event goes directly to CLARE’s 10 highly effective residential, outpatient, and prevention programs, which serve more than 3,000 adults and nearly 1,000 young people each year,” Vrataric said.

General admission tickets to Sunday’s fundraiser are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

For more information, visit and click on ‘Special Events.’

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May. 31, 2013, 11:43:36 pm

John H said...

That is nice plan. Art for CLARE. Anthony Hopkins "Eteocles 2009" is juicy. Wow, Anthony Hopkins contributing. Now that is something to cheer at Bergomot. I donated an old coffee cup after there the other day although I love CLARE Foundation. I was never ever allowed a chance to do anything else but give back old paper cups. Thanks Anthony. The painting is a sign of the times in way. Hopefully Polynices of Santa Monica will be allowed back into the fold to avoid a modern S.M. Seven against Thebes battle. (take it lightly people, please. being intellectually cutsie.

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