20 October 2015

Art Swagger a hit with the A+D community

Steinberg was proud to be part of the Downtown LA Art Swagger, an art walk through downtown Los Angeles that brings together architecture and design firms in the downtown area to raise funds for the Free Arts for Abused Children Foundation by exhibiting work from up and coming artists. This year, our Steinberg LA office hosted Stephen Glassman’s “BIG STUDIES” art work.

Stephen Glassman Studio is currently creating the eight-story public sculpture that will complement the main entry of Bjarke Ingels Group’s inaugural North American skyscraper, on Manhattan’s W57th Street overlooking the Hudson River. BIG STUDIES are Glassman’s private large-scale drawings that catalyzed this original public art collaboration — further erasing the edges of art and architecture.

“My intention is to generate the intuitive, random, human gesture . . . on a civic scale.” – Stephen Glassman

Check out images of the Steinberg-hosted event here.

Watch a video of the event here.

More info on the event can be found at artswaggerla.com

Founded in 2010 to help draw the Los Angeles architectural and design community closer through art and charity, Art Swagger L.A. now has dozens of supporting firms and hundreds of professionals participating in its annual charity fundraiser to support Free Arts and the children’s arts programs they offer. Art Swagger fuses design, art and the act of giving back through a single evening each year in which participants walk the Los Angeles downtown core along a series of Swagger Stops to view art and network with peers. The event culminates with an annual Finish Line Party where all walkers gather to celebrate art, food, friends and the greater Free Arts cause.

Free Arts is the Los Angeles-area non-profit that inspires hope in abused, homeless, and impoverished children through creative, stimulating arts programs. Founded in 1977, the organization serves over 25,000 children annually through programs offered across L.A. The Art Swagger event draws 400+ industry professionals touring multiple downtown locations in a single evening to view professional artists’ works on display and raise funds for Free Arts and the children they serve.

This year, with a record attendance of over 400 people, ArtSwagger raised enough money to send over 950 kids to a week-long arts program with Free Arts. We are proud to have contributed to making a positive impact in our local community!

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