City Hearts: Kids Say YES to the Arts, a non-profit organization transforming the lives of L.A’s most underserved and at risk children through the Arts, will hold its 4th Annual Fresh Focus Art Auction, November 1st at The Leica Gallery in West Hollywood.

This year, the show will be juried and feature the work of a host of fine art and celebrity photographers including those who have had shown at The Leica Gallery and other high-profile galleries and venues throughout the United States and Europe.

Last year’s attendees bid on photographs including a rare set of Jim Marshall shots of The Beatles and iconic Old Hollywood photography of Audrey Hepburn (Douglas Kirkland), Louis Armstrong (Leigh Wiener), Marilyn Monroe (Phil Stern) and Madonna (Herb Ritts). Other items sold at auction included a rare Jimi Hendrix photograph, as well as photos by Anthony Friedkin, Greg Gorman and many others.

The event will begin with a special pre-auction, private party at 12 noon for VIP attendees and photographers. It will open to the ticketed public at 1 p.m. The live auction and event will close at 4 p.m.

About City Hearts
CITY HEARTS: For over 30 years, programs have been that very special place for children to grow, experience the Arts, and learn skills that help motivate and enhance school involvement, community engagement, and a sense of caring and compassion for their local and the global communities while encouraging and inspiring children to reach their full potential. Founded in 1984 by Juvenile Court Public Defenders, Bob and Sherry Jason, City Hearts has provided unique training and experiences in the Arts to over 30,000 children since our inception. We believe that intervention and prevention are key elements to nurturing our children to become creative, compassionate and responsible young adults.  City Hearts is southern California’s pre-eminent Arts education outreach organization.

Fresh Focus: A New Shot at Life, City Hearts’ Photography program, encourages students to shoot with cameras – not guns. “We teach our students to evaluate their lives and community with a critical eye so that they may, in turn, educate others about their world and tell their ‘story behind the shot’,” Jason explains.

What:  City Hearts: 4th Annual Fresh Focus Photo Auction

When:  Sunday, November 1, 2015. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:  The Leica Gallery, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

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