This spring, in lieu of an Angel Art auction and gala, we are organizing a private sale of artwork. Resources once allocated for event space, installation, and logistics will instead be devoted directly to our mission. This streamlined iteration of Angel Art will allow critical funds to be applied where they are needed most; to the preparation and delivery of life-saving meals. Angel Art 2020 will focus on soliciting a group of carefully considered, highly coveted artists to contribute major works which will in turn be sold directly to collectors and Project Angel Food supporters.
In 1990, the organizers and supporters of Project Angel Food (founded in 1989) created Angel Art to help fund the delivery of hot meals to men and women ravaged by the AIDS crisis. Celebrities including Anthony Perkins, Berry Berenson, Mickey Rourke, Penny Marshall, and Carrie Fisher, and prominent artists such as David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichtenstein, contributed contemporary artworks for an auction that generated over $540,000 for Project Angel Food. This miracle funded 90,000 meals, helping to feed hundreds more devastated by the crisis.
In a perfect world, our services wouldn’t be needed to help those who are sick, alone, living below the poverty line, and desperately in need of the nutrition and human interaction they receive from Project Angel Food. However, the need is painfully real and Angel Art makes it possible for those waiting to come on service to receive meals when they need them most. Over the past 30 years, Angel Art has raised more than $6.5 million and funded the delivery of more than 1.3 million medically tailored meals to our most vulnerable neighbors.
THE ARTISTS (2003 – 2019)
Sebastien Leon Agneessens
Los Angeles’s first-ever virtual Pride Parade will air as a 90-minute primetime special exclusively on ABC7, Saturday, June 13 (7:30 – 9:00 p.m. PDT), with an encore presentation on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 2:00 pm PDT. The event will be hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News anchors Ellen Leyva and Brandi Hitt, with special guest host, actress Raven-Symoné.
CSW announced the 2020 LA Pride Grand Marshals are CSW and LA Pride co-founder Rev. Troy Perry as the Community Grand Marshal and Project Angel Food as the Organizational Grand Marshal.
KABC and CSW deepened their partnership to reimagine the 50th anniversary of LA Pride for Angelenos and continue the traditions set by the LA Pride Parade and Festival as one of the biggest pride events in the country each year. This year, the celebration will take place as a virtual festival that pays tribute to the history of LA Pride and celebrates the Los Angeles area’s storied role in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
The virtual festivities will air as an exclusive primetime special that honors the journey through historical vignettes and celebrates the central role of the LGBTQ+ community in the culture and history of Los Angeles. The special will feature in-depth interviews, and spotlight local unsung heroes, Queer culture, community activists, and never-before-seen footage that bring to life all the achievements LA’s LGBTQ+ community throughout the years.
The special will offer the Los Angeles community an opportunity to honor 50 years of fight, struggle, resistance, and celebration. Through historical vignettes and in-depth interviews, the special will spotlight the local unsung heroes, Queer culture, and community activists. The celebration will include special performances and appearances by Alex Newell, Amara La Negra, Asher Entertainment ft. The House of Ninja, Bob the Drag Queen, Carson Kressley, Erika Jayne, Greyson Chance, Hayley Kiyoko, Jake Borelli, Jordy, Justin Tranter, Lance Bass, Lee Daniels, Leslie Jordan, Megan Hilty & Brian Gallagher, Mj Rodriguez, Neve Campbell, Sandra Bernhard, Shea Diamond, The Pussycat Dolls, Trixie Mattel’s performance presented by Virgin Fest at Rocco’s, the cast of the upcoming Hulu series, “Love Victor” as well as local businesses, non-profits, Drag Queens with more to be announced. From the first-ever permitted Pride parade on Hollywood Blvd. to last year’s unforgettable floats along Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, iconic LA Pride moments and never before seen footage will bring to life all the achievements LA’s LGBTQ+ community has made throughout the years.
On Saturday, September 12, 2020, Project Angel Food will host the 30th Annual Angel Awards Gala at its headquarters at 922 Vine Street in Los Angeles and we are delighted to announce that Grammy Award-nominated Taylor Dayne will be headlining the event.
Please join us in celebrating YOU, our many dedicated donors, friends, and volunteers. Your support has elevated Angel Awards to its prominent place on LA’s late summer social calendar. The evening is magical; the parking lot is transformed from a bustling hub that dispatches 15,000 free, medically tailored meals per week, to a chic outdoor ballroom under the stars. We couldn’t do any of it, the millions of meals or the transformation, without Angels like you.
Alongside attendees from the arts, entertainment, business and philanthropic communities, this meaningful evening is filled with celebrity presenters and memorable musical performances. You can be a part of this unforgettable evening by purchasing a ticket, table, or ad.
If you’re interested in having a bigger impact at the event and in the lives of our clients and potential clients, contact Brent Webster at email@example.com or 323.845.1800 x245, to discuss sponsorship opportunities.