Get a jump on Memorial weekend with a night of food, drinks, a little paint, and a lot of fun at The Art of Giving, a charitable event hosted by Frame Your Face, a local business that has raised more than $325,000 for metro-Detroit area organizations.
Now in its tenth year, The Art of Giving will come full circle, commemorating its milestone anniversary by supporting its first beneficiary, The Pink Fund.
This year event Founder and artist Tom Maniaci – whose portraits are inspired by American pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein – will set up a 50″ x 50″ paint-by-number canvas where attendees will pay to paint it in 25 sections, adding to the monies raised that night.
With a nod to The Pink Fund – an organization that provides financial support to breast cancer patients in active treatment – this year’s paint-by-number canvas will be a portrait of “Pink Cadillac” songstress and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Once complete, the portrait will be auctioned off to the highest bidder that night.
There will also be food by Vinotecca, wine, a signature pink cocktail, music by Dirty 313 DJ Alex Maniaci, live and silent auctions, a raffle, and fashion by Matt Richmond’s Paper Dress Code.
The Art of Giving, sponsored by Tricho Salons and emceed by Josh Landon from Fox 2 Detroit, takes place from 7-11 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at The Elm Room inside Vinotecca in Birmingham (210 South Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009). Tickets ($75 online and $100 at the door) can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-giving-benefitting-the-pink-fund-tickets-59600048349, thepinkfund.org or frameyourface.com. For more information call Tom at 248-763-8742.