If all the action inside isn’t enough, join attendees outside as they witness muralists hailing from around the world to create one-of-a-kind pieces for a cause. The Giving Arts Foundation returns as this year’s Tattoo, Art & Music Festival Live Art for Charity beneficiary. Each year during the festival, fine artists take to canvas or panel to raise funds for The Giving Arts Foundation.
This year’s auction kicked-off with a community-made fusion art piece. RVA locals contributed during the July 22nd festival launch party with a colorful take on the festival tiger logo. The installment will be available for auction alongside the likes of Dan Hazelton, Jason Vogt, Jon Wayshak, OG Abel, Toobz Muir, Gary Villarreal, Ugonzo, Genius, Saturno and RVA’s very own Humble, and Nico Cathcart.
“This part of the event has always been one of my favorites,” says Jesse Smith. “Watching these artists do their thing live is incredible, and knowing it’s going to a great cause makes it even better.”
The Giving Arts Foundation mission is to connect and empower artists in localities around the country to positively impact the community at large. GAF uses the funds raised for causes that are urgent and meaningful to its members based on current needs, examples include donations to local animal shelters, Lyme Disease treatment, and Art180. The 2020 Live Art for Charity raised more than $14,000 to benefit GAF.
To learn more about the fine artists participating at this year’s festival click here. The auction will take place both live at the festival and online. Those wishing to participate online can participate through the Tattoo Art & Music Festival website here.