A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles (A+D) is returning to its downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) roots, and in the heart of the area’s burgeoning Arts District in a warehouse-turned-museum, no less! The museum's upcoming 5th annual fundraiser, “CELEBRATE: SHELTER,” is being held on Saturday, June 27th 2015 and will double as A+D's grand reopening—a fitting fête for a monumental occasion. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing event and the cause it supports and see our past coverage here.
The centerpiece of the evening will be a silent auction of custom designed “shelters” created by architecture and design luminaries, installed exhibit-style in the new space. Participating architects, designers and artists include Ehrlich Architects, Gensler, Frederick Fisher, Office of Mobile Design, Karabachian, Ezequiel Farca, Maxi Cohen Studio, James Umfress and more. All pieces are donated and will be auctioned that evening, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting A+D. (See below for “Part and Parcel” by Ehrlich Architects, which conceives using a series of “blocks” or components to beautifully craft a unique idea of Shelter.)
“Shelter celebrates the belief that a well-designed habitat creatively and functionally expresses its relationship to site, neighbor, and occupant,” says Tibbie Dunbar, A+D’s Executive Director. “The 2015 CELEBRATE theme resonates as A+D returns to a downtown that has grown dramatically and is quite different from when we headed west about 12 years ago," she continues. A+D’s annual CELEBRATE gala draws over 600 people annually. Guests are treated to premier cuisine, cocktails, music, and much more while bidding on the one-of-a-kind works and on-theme items to grace and invigorate their own shelters. Emcee and actor Boise Thomas will return as the evening’s host.
Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now and get to celebrating with A+D!