Since 2001, ARTrageous has raised more than $25 million benefiting women, children, and families through art. Over the years, hundreds of renowned and emerging artists have come together to collaborate with kids to create artwork for auction. The masterpieces created, along with donated works of art and luxury items, will be sold in a live and silent auction at the event. Your participation will support Hour Children’s programs and services—offering women and their children opportunities for a happier, healthier, and a more productive future.
Hour Children Cordially Invites You to Celebrate
30 Years of Transforming Lives
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
CIPRIANI 25 BROADWAY
6:30 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction
8:00 pm Awards Presentation, Dinner, and Live Auction
10:00 pm Entertainment and Dancing
Special Performance to be Announced
Creative Black Tie
Stay tuned for more information!
HISTORY OF ARTRAGEOUS
In 1999, Linda Argila was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, and painfully separated from her 9-year-old daughter Ashley. Although life-shattering, the experience also served as a catalyst for Linda when she witnessed firsthand the way incarceration rips at the hearts of children and families. On the brink of complete devastation—staggering around the prison track—Linda experienced a profound epiphany. She had a vision of helping children, like her own daughter torn away from their parents. Although the total cessation of sorrow was only momentary, that vision pulled her out of the darkest depths of despair and set her on a course of personal transformation.
Upon her release from prison, after a heartbreaking year-long separation from her daughter, Linda began to create a new life for herself and Ashley. During their recovery, Linda discovered that art therapy was a powerful means of emotional healing for her daughter. At the same time, she was consumed by that pivotal day on the prison track. Determined to answer this calling, Linda embarked on a steadfast mission to help parentless children through art, which was also the beginning of ARTrageous that goes on to raise millions of dollars for at-risk children and teenagers.
“I feel every child I help is in a sense, my own child when I was forced to leave her.” -Linda Argila
HOMEPAGE ARTWORK GALLERY
The success of ARTrageous is due in large part to world-renowned artists who participate each year.
The art montage featured is a select collection of artwork contributed over the past decade.