This eclectic event benefitting Doctors Without Borders includes a silent art auction with work by dozens of contributing artists including Anna-Marie Lopez de Leon, and performances by the Middle Eastern-jazz fusion group Saffron Parade Arabesque Band, Tehran’s heavy metal band TarantisT, belly dancers, deejays and much more. Pic Vicious and Killsonic will perform later in the soirée.
" You can party, meet new peeps and enjoy yourself knowing your moolah is going to a great cause. Just $20 suggested donation at the door (more is always quite welcome, yet no one will be turned away, so you can give according to your means). This event is all ages and the cover donation is tax-deductible as are all your purchases (buy art! buy art!). Good place to pick up some holiday gifts. Nota bene: To bid on any art you gotta be there no later 8 pm.
The first 500 guests receive a free, signed copy of public art, featuring Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Danny Setiawan, Lidya Tchakerian, Alice Dean, Vera Arutyunyan, Ryuta Nakajima and more. The art also covers the text of the book Bombardirovka, a novel set during the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Video art for the evening by Marjan Vayghan.
Art Knows No Borders is a public art, literary, music, and relief event spearheaded by Crystal Allene Cook to raise awareness of the effects of war, ethnic conflicts, and genocide on present and subsequent generations, in particular the stalemate struggle between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.
The main event happens 7-9 pm and music goes on throughout the evening.
YOUR DONATION COULD PROVIDE THESE THINGS:
$100 -- Infection-fighting antibiotics to treat nearly 40 wounded children.
$250 -- A sterilization kit for syringes and needles used in mobile vaccination.
$1000 -- Emergency medical supplies to aid 5,000 disaster victims for a month.
$5500 – A health kit to care for 10,000 displaced people for 3 months.