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art2love Austin Launch Party and Fundraiser


Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

art2love Austin Launch Party and Fundraiser

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art2love Superhero Launch Party!


art2love's Superhero Launch Party is approaching faster than a speeding bullet! 

We are excited and hope that you are too.  The event is free, we'll have live music all night, lots of great food and drink, an art2love gallery show, a silent auction and a raffle!

Check out our wonderful performers:

  • 7:30 Willie Canseco
  • 8:15 Justice K
  • 9:00 Kealing Jazz Ensemble
  • 9:45 Beth Conboy
  • 10:15 Matt Erlandson

Come celebrate with us!  We wouldn't have it any other way!

To learn more about art2love and our mission to elevate, empower and encourage children in crisis through the healing power of their own art, visit us at our website and on Facebook.


What is the evening about?

We are celebrating art2love's launch in Austin, superhero style!  A fun night of food, drinks, entertainment and fundraising is in the making!  Our silent auction will feature capes and artlings designed by local Austin celebrities and prominent members of the community.  Feel free to come in your finest superhero attire!

It will be a special evening where art2love's friends and supporters come together with leaders of the Austin community who make it their priority to support Austin's children in need.  Amidst great food, drink and entertainment, everyone will be able to learn more about art2love, celebrate the work we are doing, and help us continue to reach as many children as we can through our innovative programs.

It's also our way of thanking our volunteers and the Austin community for supporting us as we go through this transition of moving our operations from Philadelphia to Austin. 

This party is the culmination of several phases of our Austin launch:

  • Our work with Austin's children in crisis: We are privileged to be working with CASA, Austin Children's Shelter, Settlement Home for Children and the Austin Make a Wish Foundation. With your support, we aim to work with all the Austin children who deserve to feel special for who they are.  
  • art2love Super Scavenger Hunt: Seek out superYou capes, designed by Austin art2love kids, at the wonderful local businesses and organizations that support art2love's mission. View the Scavenger Hunt Map.
  • art2love at the CASA Superhero Run: art2love's team of caped crusaders will support CASA by running, walking or flying in the 2013 CASA Superhero Run on the morning of the launch party.  Join us!  Once you register for the CASA Superhero Run, you will be able sign up to join team art2love on the CASA website.  Register for the run here.
  • art2love's new website: we've got a great new website thanks to Andrew Bracewell of Rolling Lab.

Silent Auction and Raffle Items

Marcia Ball - artling, self-portrait

Warren Hood - artling, self-portrait

Austin Nichols - superYou cape

Sara Hickman - 3 artlings: her dog Lucky, Pillowman and Martha the Guitar

Mike Barnes - superYou cape

Residual Kid - 4 superYou capes

Shannon Messenger - superYou cape

Residual Kid Package: RK "Faces" CD, Residual Kid T-shirt (size can be changed), RK Poster, RK stickers, RK Trading Cards & RK Earplugs

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Magnum: 1.5L Laetitia Reserve du Domaine 2010 Pinot Noir

Italian Wine Package: Three bottles of some of Italy's finest wines - Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino

Galaxy Dance Studios: One month pass for a child to take unlimited dance lessons

Terra Toys Gift Cards: 2 $25 Gift cards

Torchy's Gift Cards: 2 sets of four $25 gift cards

Launch Party Sponsors

E&J Gallo

Mosaic Wines

NXNW: 10010 Capital of TX Hwy N


Panera: 9901 N Capital of Texas Hwy

Residual Kid

Galaxy Dance Studios: 1700 S Lamar Blvd #338

Galaxy Dance Studios

Anderson Rogers Insurance Agency: 12710 Research Boulevard

AR logo for email

2013 art2love Scavenger Hunt Hosts and Sponsors

Amy's Ice Creams

Austin Books & Comics


Brick Oven

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy

The Frisco

Guzu Gallery

Hobby Lobby


Learning Express

The Sidekick Store

Snap Kitchen

Terra Toys

Toy Joy



Parking: Parking is available in the Carver Museum lot (entrrance on Comal St.) the Carver Library lot (entrance on Angelina) and the Kealing Middle School lot (entrance on Pennsylvania Ave.).  The Carver requests that you please use the lots first, before using street parking.

Guests: You may bring up to 3 guests with you.  The will each need a ticket, so please include them in your party total.

Fundraising: We will be having a silent auction of capes and artlings designed by local celebrities and prominent figures in the community.  All proceeds will go to supporting art2love's programs.

Fees: Thanks to our wonderful sponsors their is no charge for entry, food or drinks!

Can't attend, but would like to donate? Please visit our website,

Sponsorships: If you would like to be a sponsor of our event, please contact our event coordinator, Amy Kulik at or 512-589-2225.

Want to learn more? Visit our website,

Contact us: For other questions about this event, contact our event coordinator, Amy Kulik at or 512-589-2225.

Have questions about art2love Austin Launch Party and Fundraiser? Contact art2love




Chronically ill, marginalized, and forgotten children navigate an inner world of powerful and complex emotions.  art2love ambassadors create a safe haven for these children to connect with their feelings through artistic expression.  Our dedicated staff of artists bring each child’s drawing to life as a soft sculpture or heroic cape.  Seeing their art transformed into something they can hold and love creates a sense of security and optimism, helping them to transcend their circumstances, feel empowered and find hope.

Founded in Philadelphia in 2008, art2love is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers, encourages and elevates children in need through the healing power of their own art.   A recognized force in Philadelphia, art2love worked with children from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Ronald McDonald House and Kids’ Night.

Now based in Austin, art2love continues to help children transcend their circumstances through its unique and creative programs.  Through our superYou project and our artlings initiative, we are privileged to serve children from CASA of Travis County, The Settlement Home for Children,  the Austin Children’s Shelter and the Austin Make a Wish Foundation.  As we grow our organization in Austin, we hope to work with all the children in Austin that deserve to feel special for who they are.

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