Artists for Charity (AFC) 8th Annual Holiday Art Auction at Impact Hub DC

Photo from AFC Holiday Benefit and Art Auction in NYC on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 (Instagram)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Friday, December 12th, 2014

New York (TADIAS) – At the inaugural Artists for Charity (AFC) holiday art auction in New York last Saturday, every featured art work on the wall — ranging from Ethiopian paintings to American landscape photography — was grabbed quickly by the crowd gathered at Impact Hub NYC in Manhattan. AFC’s Founder, Abezash Tamerat, told the attendees: “We will be back next year.”

For now, organizers are back in Washington gearing up to host their second event in a week: The 8th Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Auction at Impact Hub DC on Saturday, December 13th. “Every year the benefit uses the power of art to support vulnerable children in Ethiopia who are affected by HIV/AIDS,” AFC announced. “This year we are striving to raise enough funds to expand our Art Heals program…Join us for an amazing evening featuring a taste of Ethiopia and an exciting live auction. AFC will feature artwork from local and international artists.”

Proceeds go to support AFC projects in Ethiopia including the AFC Children´s Home and the community outreach program. Per AFC: “We are comprised of artists and volunteers from all over the world who donate our time, passion, sweat, creativity, and artwork for the sake of change. Some of us paint; some of us write; some of us are not even artists. But all of us believe that there is no such thing as a small act of compassion. Dedicated people, united and working together, can change the world. We are Artists for Charity.”

Sponsors of this year’s events include ALTOUR, a travel management company headquartered in NYC with an office in Addis Ababa, that donated $5K to help put together both the DC event as well as AFC’s first NYC event last weekend. Other sponsors are ArifZefen (Silver Sponsor), Talbot Auctions, Azla Vegan, Enat Restaurant, MMCY Tech (a BPO Outsourcing company with offices in Addis Ababa and Dubai) and YourDMV Team Real Estate (Yony Kifle).

If You Go:
8th Annual Holiday Benefit & Art Auction
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Impact Hub DC
419 7th St. NW
Washington DC, 20004
Advanced tickets $45, Door tickets $50
www.artistsforcharity.org

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