Tomorrow night, Last Rites Gallery will be hosting a multi-part Art Fusion charity event for the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF). The first part of the event started February 11, with a live painting event. The auctioned gala will be held tomorrow, February 25th at 7-11pm at 511 W 33rd Street.

Last Rites Gallery is a big supporter of ICAF and funds art programs for children all over the world. Owner Paul Booth, raised thousands of dollars for the foundation since he started in 2008. He eventually founded The Art Fusion Experiment to benefit charities and to connect artists throughout the world  to work together as a community.

The Gallery has been holding a two-week large-scale collaborative painting project, ending tomorrow with a benefit auction of the work. Fifteen artists from all over the world, received a 24” x 30” canvas to sketch their groundwork for the future painting. The panels were then returned to the Gallery and a select group of artists painted them together.

Some of the featured artists include Ana Bagayan, Annie Owens, Beau Stanton and much more. The event will be a mix of tattoo artist, to a mix of fine art artists. It will give the public and the participant a chance to see how idea and vision of one artist come together with another.

Step outside your comfort zone and watch this artist create their master exciting and help raise money for children in need. For information can be found at lastritesgallery.com.

—Samantha Abram

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