June 21, 2018

City Hearts’ Photography Exhibit and Auction, Oct. 19


City Hearts’ Photography Exhibit and Auction, Oct. 19

LOS ANGELES, CA—Marking a new direction for City Hearts fundraising efforts, last year’s photography event was such a roaring success that the organization, now in its 28th year, has decided to expand on that idea with “Fresh Focus: Talent Recognizes Talent” bringing in bigger names from the intersecting fields of photography and celebrity.

This year’s benefit auction, to be held on October 19, 3– 5:30 p.m., with a VIP After-Party from 6-8 p.m., will showcase the works of some of the biggest names in the photography business, among them: Vivian Maier, Anthony Friedkin, Sam Jones, Mike Powell, John C. Lewis, Chris Rainier, Kim Gottlieb-Walker, as well as A-list celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges, Jane Seymour (City Hearts’ National Honorary Chair), Walton Goggins, Graham Nash, Henry Winkler and more.

Images by City Hearts students who are “Young Artists” will also be on exhibit.

The event will take place at the historic Old Topanga Ranch in Topanga, CA, once home to Neil Young and other artists who recorded there.

Three well-known chefs from Sam’s By the Beach, Pedalers Fork and Topanga Catering will provide a delectable array of food with wine from “Girl Meets Grape” and, in keeping with the spirit of the season, specialty fall cocktails from the new Los Angeles-based EVOL Spirits.

In addition to the main event, there will be a raffle and online auction. Entertainment will be provided by KCSN’s own Nic Harcourt during the auction and special musical guest, The Bluegrass Buddies, will bring the house down at the VIP BBQ dinner and after-party in the barn of this exquisite property. Individual tickets are $55 and VIP tickets, which include parking, souvenir catalog and after-party admission are $100.

This event will raise funds to support City Hearts’ vital efforts to nurture, inspire and transform the lives of hundreds of children in the most economically challenged areas of Los Angeles County.

City Hearts’ fundraiser celebrates the outstanding success of the City Hearts photography program, “Fresh Focus: A New Shot At Life.”


Kids Say Yes to the Arts is Southern California’s preeminent arts education and outreach organization. Now celebrating 28-years and transforming the lives of more than 30,000 children, City Hearts provides critical learning and performing experiences to more than 2,500 children ages 5-18 annually. Founded by defense attorneys, Bob and Sherry Jason, City Hearts has provided life-changing classes in Shakespeare, playwriting, dance, photography, world music, musical theatre and more, helping to break the cycle of poverty, gangs, drugs and illiteracy. Participating galleries and sponsors are: Lois Lambert Gallery, Duncan Miller Gallery, Rose Gallery, The Perfect Exposure Studio, Sherman Gallery, Woodland Hills Printing, The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation.

For more information: www.cityhearts.org; e-mail: jane@cityhearts.org; or call: (310) 455-2898.