A Flurry of Fundraisers! Five Celebrations Support Arts & Community

Think of the word “fundraiser,” and what comes to mind—black-tie galas with bland crudités? Not at SOMArts. These five organizations match passion for a cause with lively community, affordable art, creative performances, music and more. Attend for as little as $5 and go home with a piece of mural history, a new friend, or an expanded knowledge of Bay Area’s most talented artists.

Upcoming events include:

Wednesday, September 15
Arts in the 2010 Governor’s Race Campaign
Learn more about, and rally in support of,  the California Arts in the Governor’s Race campaign (to make the candidates aware of arts issues). This election may be the future of arts support in California for a long time to come and we need the sector to get involved. RSVP at http://ccarts.eventbrite.com/.

Friday, September 17
SOMCAN’s 10 Year Anniversary: Concrete DreamzZz II
Join SOMCAN as they celebrate a decade of leadership and community empowerment, honor those who strive to achieved social justice and be part of building new leaders of SoMa youth and families. The gala will include dinner, dance, live performances, poetry and a silent art auction.

Saturday, September 18
East West Clicks: Asian American Journalists Association Fundraiser
Support $10,000 student scholarships at this silent auction featuring photography, hotel and vacation packages, and a preview of a new cookbook featuring recipes from some of the Bay Area’s top Asian chefs.

Saturday, September 25
VIVA MURALISMO: Precita Eyes Benefit & Art Auction
Own a piece of mural history by bidding on original art work created by featured muralists. Dance to lively beats by DJ Special K and friends, and keep muralism alive and thriving by joining the party.

Saturday, October 2
ArtLaunch: ticketed fundraiser for ArtSpan
Celebrate 35 years of Open Studios and be the first to view and buy one of 400 works for sale.

Image credit: detail, “Mission Celebrations/Celebraciones de la Mision,” 2010 Precita Eyes Muralists Susan Cervantes, Cory Devereaux, Yukako Ezoe, Laura Campos, Patricia Rose, Henry Sultan.