Art 4 Cause
With so many suffering from homelessness through temperamental Oregon weather, we found it absolutely necessary to do everything in our means to bring our community together and stand for change. From the seed of desperation, we were moved to use our skills and partnership not only for narrative and commercial storytelling but also for works of service for individuals and non-profit organizations, and decided to throw a fundraiser!
The dream was to gather and celebrate a collection of vibrant artworks including illustrations, paintings, photography, and film, facilitating the initiative to raise funds and awareness for the possible solutions to the housing crisis that Oregon has continued to face.
We were beyond delighted to be supported by the mesmerizing and adventurous works of Jeremy Nichols, Beth Myrick, Austin Hillebrecht, Anthony Statham, Jeremy Le Grand, Boone Rodriguez, Christopher Eadicicco, and Alight (that's us!), all of who graciously supported the evening by donating a piece to be auctioned off.
Our favorite flower boutique in Portland, Starflower, donated the most elegant "welcome" bouquet, which created the warmth and ambiance as our friends, family, and community members filled the room. Donations of food and raffle items came from the delicious vegan creations of Quorn, as well as Portland-local (and super yummy) Blackbird Pizza.
It was truly a community-lead event, hosted and accommodated by the best natural light photo studio in town, Beast Daylight.
We are humbled and endlessly grateful for the support by every donor and spectator who made our first of many dreams come true.
Mia + Chris