A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles' 13th annual fundraiser gala, “Celebrate: Groundswell” (June 28), will feature a runway presentation of one-of-a-kind surfboards, boogie boards and skate boards created by more than 40 artists, architects and designers.
In celebration of California’s beach communities, which have for years been a mecca for and inspiration to artists, craftspeople, designers and architects, the “groundswell” concept this year is also dedicated to the surge of community support extended to the Museum since it landed on Museum Row in 2010.
Continuing the runway presentations for which A+D’s annual Celebrate gala has become known, the 2014 event will feature the custom surfboards, boogie boards and skateboards created by the likes of Karim Rashid, Richard Meier & Partners, Don Chadwick, Steven Ehrlich, David Hertz, Gensler, Arquitectonica, Daniel Ogassian with Ann Sacks, KM Nelson Design and Sorensen Architects, among others.
Skateboard design by Karim Rashid
“For every A+D gala, we challenge our design leaders to venture out of their comfort zone; creating a wearable item, their ultimate carry-on, or this year, a surf-inspired pièce de résistance,” said Museum Director Tibbie Dunbar. “We love that top creative thinkers push boundaries and explore new design territories, creating works for A+D Museum’s CELEBRATE gala that reflect the kind of expansive architecture and design exhibitions A+D provides the region.”
A sun n’ surf-themed silent auction will also take place during the event. All donated pieces (modeled and displayed) will be auctioned that evening, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the museum.
Surfboard sketch by David Hertz
The festivities will include DJ Raul Campos of KCRW, open bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Asahi Beer, and Southern California cuisine, as well as the return of last year’s emcee, actor Boise Thomas, and a special appearance by Madison Hildebrand, luxury realtor on Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.”
The gala takes place on Saturday, June 28, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (across from LACMA). Purchase tickets online.