QART.com Showroom Opening Event to Benefit Stan Lee Foundation, 12/14
Situated on the corner of Washington Blvd. and Via Marina, the new 7,500 sq ft showroom features artwork from their online gallery, including works from independent artists and photographers, as well as famous artists such as Peter Max, Tom Everhart and Wyland. In addition, the Marina del Rey location has several added bonuses, including a dark room with glow-in-the-dark art from artists Jean Claude Novaro, Ken Shotwell and Ara Berberyan.
Leading up to the event, Marvel Artworks limited-edition artist proofs (custom-framed and signed by Stan Lee), are up for auction on QART.COM's website -- all proceeds benefiting the Stan Lee Foundation. Numerous pieces will be on display during the event, as guests will have the opportunity to bid on their phones before the auction closes that evening.
Also during QART.COM Unveiled, guests will experience live paintings from artists Marta Wiley and Martin Katon, and a poster signing from internationally-renowned painter Alexander Chen. And the first 500 guests will take home a mini decorative framed painting.
QART.COM, founded in 2006 by brothers Eli and Noah Weisman, has quickly become the largest online marketplace for fine art on the internet, and now with their new location in Marina del Rey, the public has an opportunity to view the art up close and personal. "It was only a matter of time before we opened a physical location," states Eli. "Anyone can purchase art on our website at a set sale price, or place a bid in our auction section. But with our new location, the public has an opportunity to see some of the works in person."
"Whether you're an art collector or new to the art world, we have something for everyone," states Noah. "We carry thousands of unique pieces, as well as entire editions, and even have daily auctions online starting at just $1. Our upcoming grand opening event will highlight some of our unique works, while we roundup our Marvel Artworks auction for the Stan Lee Foundation, and introduce our gallery to the community."
WHAT: Live paintings from several artists, hors d'oeuvres, wine and giveaways
WHEN: Sunday, December 14, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
WHERE: QART.COM, 480 W. Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292
The Stan Lee Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four and Iron Man,, and former publisher of Marvel Comics. Taken on many of his heroic efforts, the foundation seeks to provide access to literacy, education and the arts throughout the nation.