Artists 4 Japan
Art Sale to Benefit Relief Efforts in Japan
March 26, 12pm – 8pm
Sunday, March 27, 12pm – 5 pm
KOBO at HIGO
604South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104
About this event
A number of Seattle artists with connections to Japan had the same idea at the same time. What can we do to aid recovery efforts from the devastation from last week’s earthquake and tsunami? The greatest asset we have to contribute is our work, and with your help, we can convert that artwork into the most versatile asset – money to support relief efforts.
All the artwork – paintings, drawings, calligraphy, sumi-e, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and more – has been donated. No commissions are being paid, and all the hard costs for the event have been donated.
How it Works
This event is offered in the spirit of generosity and trust. Instead of purchasing the artwork, guests will have the opportunity to make a donation in the amount of that “price” directly to the International Red Cross in exchange for the work. Donations can be made by only by credit card or check. (Some employers will match your donations, check your company policies on matching donations.) Everybody wins.
The Murakami Family (Higo Variety Store) will also match up to $10,000 in donations raised.
Participating artists (to date)
George Tsutakawa (estate)
and more to come!
Updates on Additional Artists and Further Information
Thanks to our Community Sponsors (to date)
Kobo at Higo
Studio Stubborn Sideburn (Designa and Illustration)
Wing Luke Asian Museum
We are also in need of volunteers the days of the sale. Please contact Etsuko Ichikawa if you would like to help.