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DIFFA’s Cocktails By Design event will showcase 100 original works of art curated by ArtWorks Detroit, a team of professional artists who are dedicated to the fight against HIV. Prominent artists – including Yoko Ono, Antonio “Shades” Agee, Thom Bohnert, Carl Demeulenaere and Gerhardt Knodel – will have artwork featured in thrilling live and silent auctions.
Guests will also enjoy delicious food prepared by 25 local restaurants, as well as unique Vodka specialty cocktails and La Crema Wines. Innovative designer tablescapes and room schemes created by Michigan’s foremost interior designers will be on display, including an installation created for La Crema by nationally renowned designer Marc Blackwell, and Lincoln’s installation designed by architectural giant Rosetti. The evening will be hosted by Jon Jordan and DJ’d by PowderBlu.
“Working with the ArtWorks Detroit Committee over the last nine years has been a genuine pleasure for me,” said Volunteer and Project Coordinator Monica Mills. “Chair Barbara Bunting has been a driving force, working tirelessly (to connect) artists all over the country for the goal of raising funds for HIV prevention through education. Many other committee members have also given the better part of a decade volunteering for the same effort. Each committee member is truly amazing.”
DIFFA’s Cocktail By Design is 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Joe Dumars Field House, 1120, W. State Fair, in Detroit. Tickets are $100. For more information, go to http://michiganaidscoalition.org.