April 30th, 2016, Atlanta, GA
On April 30th 2016, history will be made as the City of Atlanta unites with Empower54 to Rise Above Terror. Through the auction of African arts, we will raise funds to help survivors of terrorism commence the process of rebuilding their lives and communities.
2016 Giving Focus: Proceeds from the art auction goes towards establishing schools in IDP camps and rebuilding schools destroyed by Boko Haram in North East Nigeria.
2016 African Art Focus: Auctioning stunning African Paintings and breathtaking handicrafts representing the Kings, Queens, traditions, and rich history of the legendary ancient Benin Kingdom (Edo State, Nigeria)
Partners: The City of Atlanta, Desmond & Leah Tutu Foundation, Borno State Government (Nigeria), Andrew Young Foundation, Africa Atlanta, Besharat Gallery, Nigeria High Consulate (Atlanta), Body Enhancement Ltd, & Fox5 Tv.
We will also give you first hand visuals of communities destroyed by Boko Haram and life inside the IDP camps. The photographs were taken by legendaryÂ Nigerian photographer, Don Barber, on a high risk assessment tour with Princess Modupe Ozolua to remote villages ravaged by Boko Haram.
Event Ticket includes admission, free valet parking, coat check, drinks,Â hors d'oeuvres/canapÃ©s, right to bid for art pieces, customized hand crafted AfricanÂ souvenirs, and event program.
Want to bid for art works but wont be able to attend? No problem! Purchase a ticket and we will send you a secure link to see images of theÂ stunning art pieces for you to put in your bid.
Participating painters:Â Leonard El-Dragg Okwoju, Damola Adepoju, Bimbo Adenugba, Abdulrazaq Ahmed, Shonibare Olatunbosun, Stanley Anyanwu and Tega Akpokoma.
Also join Hollywood actress, musician and philanthropist, Kat Graham at she joins the Empower54 family.