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Friday, August 13, 2021, 345 E. 5th Ave, Columbus, OH
The KBK Foundation and Golden Galleries partnered to hosts the first “Let’s Art About It” a fine art fundraising event for the KBK Foundation.
This was an invite-only event with approximately 60 guests in attendance. The gallery was provided by Golden Galleries and featured fine art by some of the most recognized black artists including George Hunt, Charly Palmer, Twin and many more, was displayed and for sale at the event. The art pieces ranged from $500- $115,000 that included a variety of media types.
To kick off the evening, Keith Golden, Owner of Golden Galleries presented a short speech introducing himself and discussing his passion for art. Golden then explored topics such as the value of art, how to purchase art, what to look for in art, etc., which was followed by a brief Q&A session. The entire evening was filled with great energy and spirit. The guests ranged from men to women, young professionals to well established Attorneys, CEOs, Executives, Deans of Colleges and much more from the Greater Columbus area. In result, created a unique, collective atmosphere, which was exactly what the Foundation was aiming towards. “Wow, it’s so amazing to see so many young minorities here tonight interested in art,” said a guest as they exited the building. Throughout the entire night guests complimented the event space, food, drinks, art pieces, and to top it off the smooth-classic jams from DJ Beez as they socialized and danced the night away.
Rosetta Brown, KBK Foundation Board Member and Owner & CEO of RH Brown and Co. led the event, as well as determining an agreement the Foundation will receive a percentage of proceeds from each art piece sold that night. Prior to the event Rosetta along with the other board members set a goal to raise $10k. We are delighted to announce that we surpassed the set goal, which came from the proceeds of the art sales, and the KBK Foundation donation fund! Thank you so much for everyone who attended the fundraiser and found it in them to donate to support our cause.
These funds will help us tremendously with KBK Foundation operational costs, continuing current CSS initiatives, furthering our philanthropic efforts, and upcoming board initiatives. We cannot wait to share with you what is in store for the future of the KBK Foundation.”
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Special thanks To: Rosetta Brown (Organizer/Board Member), Todd Reed (Event-Space Curator), Golden Galleries (Art Gallery), Silent Type Media (Photographer/Videographer), Stay Clean, LLC (Janitorial Service), DJ Beez (Entertainment), Battiste LaFleur (Floral), Cameron Mitchell’s Catering (Food), The Private Pour (Bar Service), KBK Foundation Board Members, Rhino Security Guards Bryce Smith & Alioune Camara as well as the set-up crew and our volunteers for the evening!
Link to video: https://youtu.be/ibQPicqXGGI