Guests of the 4th annual Moet Hennessy Financial Times Club dinner in San Francisco got the unique honor of dining at The Battery, the new private club founded by Michael and Xochi Birch, weeks before its highly anticipated opening.
The 2013 showing of artMRKT in San Francisco opened to a staggering 6,000 guests in May, and had to turn away 500, raising approximately $30,000 for artMRKT beneficiary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's New Acquisition Fund. Following the presentation of the 2013 ArtCare Award for Excellence in Civic Arts Patronage awarded to Mrs. Diane B. Wilsey, on behalf of the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Art Dealers Association, the Opening Night Preview Benefit provided guests with first access to the artwork, elegant catering (including specialty cocktails courtesy of Diageo), as well as a fantastic performance by the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Combo. Among numerous Opening Night sales, Brian Gross Fine Art sold a major Robert Arneson self-portrait bronze for $200,000, and Alex Meyerovich Gallery reported the sale of a David Hockney lithograph for $65,000. For more information, visit http://www.art-mrkt.com/sf / www.art-mrkt.com/sf
Philanthropist Boutique in San Francisco recently hosted an event for Teach for America, with part of the evening's sales proceeds going to the organization, which aims to eliminate educational inequity.