Here’s one of the nasty little secrets about working at creative marketing agencies. You get asked to do a LOT of free work for non-profits (nice word is pro-bono – but really folks, c’mon, it’s free). Since you can’t do it all, you end up having to pick and choose what worthy organization you will give your precious time to and that is not an easy thing to do.
Last year we chose to support Sushi, A Center for the Urban Arts. Sushi presents artists who otherwise might not have a venue in San Diego. The art is sometimes so out there that I don’t understand what’s going on at all. And I don’t always “like” it. But I believe it deserves a place to be expressed and seen.
Like most arts organizations, Sushi, is struggling financially. That’s why it needs YOU and ME and EVERYBODY WE KNOW, to attend the Red Ball, on Saturday, June 13th at 7 pm at Sushi. Check out all the details on this cool invitation, or read more details on the Sushi blog. This event will feature a steampunk circus theme, vaudeville, illusion, music (live and DJ), dance, performance art/spoken word, food and booze. There will be two incredible art auctions (silent and live), and where else will you find an art auction where the auctioneer is on stilts?
So please, buy a couple of tickets, dress up in red, and attend one of the most artistically driven parties of the year. You will leave this amazing evening knowing you have helped ensure that visionary artists have a place in San Diego to present their work.