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Surfrider San Diego's Annual Art Gala + Auction Kicks off May 1

The multi-faceted event brings together art, fashion, food and more




Dr. Chad Nelsen, CEO of Surfrider Foundation and Co-Host of Surfrider San Diego’s Art Gala & Auction VIP Reception on May 1, 2017

Surfrider San Diego will host their signature fundraiser, the Art Gala & Auction, on May 12 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The online auction runs from May 2 to May 12 with a VIP Reception at Aaron Chang’s Solana Beach Gallery kicking off the event on May 1. 100% of the proceeds raised will support San Diego programs, including: Beach Clean-ups; Ocean Friendly Restaurants; Ocean Friendly Gardens; Rise Above Plastics; Hold On To Your Butts; No Border Sewage; STOP Coastal Climate Change; and our latest addition, SmartFin.

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographer Aaron Chang (and San Diego’s Ambassador of the Arts) is the Honorary Chair of the event and he, along with Erika Torri, the Executive Director of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, will be curating the fine art portion of the auction.

Fashion Week San Diego's top designers will be debuting an exclusive collection out of recycled trash to help tell the story of Surfrider’s programs. Allison Andrews, Founder and Producer of Fashion Week San Diego will MC the informal fashion show. Celebrity Chef JoJo Ruiz, the Executive Chef of San Diego’s new LionFish restaurant in the Pendry Hotel will be designing the menu for the event. He will work alongside Paradise Point Resort’s culinary team the day of the Gala to help prepare the meal.

Event Details:

VIP Kick-Off
May 1, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery Solana Beach
415 South Cedros Avenue, #110, Solana Beach

17th Annual Art Gala & Auction
Friday May 12, 2017, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Paradise Point Resort, Sunset Pavilion
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

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