San Diego artists band together to aid local artists and creative leaders dealing with cancer
In a push for local solidarity, San Diego artists from various organizations, including Bread & Salt and The Hill Street Country Club, have united to organize a series of silent auctions to benefit local artists and creative leaders currently battling cancer.
The event series, titled Artists for Artists, held their first silent auction in Oceanside earlier this month, featuring work from dozens of San Diego and Baja California contemporary artists who donated pieces and proceeds to support the cause.
Artists and community leaders who benefitted from the event included former San Diego Arts and Culture Commission members, the family of @mcasandiego's Education Director, and locally renowned artists like Andrew Alcasid and Hugo Crosthwaite, among others.
Started by artist and educator Lissa Corona, the concept for Artists for Artists began after Corona noticed a large surge of crowd-sourcing pages created by various members of the San Diego arts community facing similar, serious ailments. Rather than keep the campaigns separated, the event series strives to unite funding efforts to raise awareness for as many artists in need as possible.
Artists for Artists will be hosting will be hosting their second silent auction this Thursday, August 22nd at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan, and are currently accepting artwork donations from all artists across San Diego and Baja.
Proceeds from the silent auction will be used to cover healthcare costs, living costs, and various other expenses surrounding chronic illness for the artists and community members previously listed.
To donate a piece of artwork for the auction, please contact Lissa Corona.