Art For Clare Fundraiser Returns Sunday To Bergamot Station

Friday, 31 May 2013, 8:49:00 AM

Brenton Garen

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.

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 clarefoundation.org and

click on ‘Special Events.’

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