Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eat Your Art Out!

Recently the Angel City Derby Girls of Los Angeles, CA. held the 6th iteration of their annual fundraiser, Eat Your Art Out, with this years theme of "Creature Feature at the Drive-In".
A couple of friends and I headed out there, by way of Hermosa Beach, to support the team, see the art, eat the food, drink the beer and enjoy the night.
Of course I couldn't go without a camera, so I loaded my 1965 Canon Canonet with B/W film, and grabbed my Canolite flash unit.

Gourmet Hot Dogs, unique Ice-cream sandwich creations and gourmet burgers from mobile kitchens... ©Mike Vega 2013

Revelers, reveling... ©Mike Vega 2013

Giant 3-D "Space Invader". ©Mike Vega

The event was a great night out, if a lil' chilly. A good crowd, and lots of interesting things to look at and or bid on in the silent auction.

GeneviEvil of L.A.D.D. and Black Star Heroine of A.C.D.G. ©Mike Vega 2013

Live painting, that was auctioned off at the nights end... ©Mike Vega 2013

The packed main room of the event. ©Mike Vega 2013

A.C.D.G. Scarlets in damsel in distress mode, meeting and greeting the attendees... ©Mike Vega 2013

Ouija. ©Mike Vega 2013

Among the very cool pieces up for auction, were several "breast-casts" formed from Angel City skaters and decorated by various artists. The proceeds from these unique pieces went to the Keep a Breast Foundation. http://www.keep-a-breast.org/

Ambiance? "buzzzz-off buddy"... ©Mike Vega 2013

Sadly the one art piece that I was really into surpassed my self-imposed bid limit by half-way through the night... I came home empty handed, but others picked up some unique art and supported great causes while doing so.

BlackStar in distress? Say it ain't so! ©Mike Vega 2013

Dishing up the saltiest popcorn in all the land... and looking dapper all the while. ©Mike Vega 2013

Featured Creatures... ©Mike Vega 2013

"BROBOT". ©Mike Vega 2013

A costume so good, that not even her teammates recognized her. ©Mike Vega 2013

A.C.D.G. even thought to have a themed "photo-booth"! ©Mike Vega 2013

All in all, it was a terrific night and I am looking forward to the next event.


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