“Every day we live among heroes who risk their lives for the safety of others.”
Thank you to the Aurora Police & Fire Department for your service! These men were some of the very first to report to the tragedy. Their courage and strength has been one of the most influential clutches for the community to keep our heads held high.
Special thanks to Chief Oates from the Aurora Police Dept., Chief Stephenson & his team from the Aurora Fire Department for taking the time to come out and share their support with us while on duty. We had the great honor of presenting two murals for both the fire & police department.
We are proud to say that Art 4 Aurora will be directing funds to the Spirit of Aurora. Spirit of Aurora is an organization set up by the City of Aurora that maintains & disburses funds to first responders.
Please donate & show your support for our heroes.
We raised about $3900 during our event! $1000 of which was due to our auctioned art items. Please remember to donate online if you couldn’t make it out in person! We are still accepting donations! Click the donate tab and be a hero!
Now we’d like to thank our recent sponsors!
Undergraduate Student Government
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Student Advisory Committee
Pho 79- Aurora and Littleton Locations
Truong An Gifts
National Association of Asian American Professionals
Black Student Alliance
Daniels College of Business Undergraduate Programs
We could not have done it without you!
And our biggest sponsor Asian Student Alliance!
We could not have done this without ASA. They have been supportive all the way! Vanessa and Craig have continually promoted the event, sponsored us, and encouraged other orgs to sponsor. We are so grateful to have teamed up with them.
Here’s some information about them:
“The University of Denver Asian Student Alliance focuses on the academic, political, and social aspects pertaining to the Asian Pacific American population on the DU campus through community events aimed at promoting political awarenessand education, volunteering in the local community, and networking on campus whether it is with other student organization leaders or with staff and/or faculty.
As one of the few Asian political student organizations in the state, ASA seeks to bring awareness and education to the community as a whole on the significant issues affecting Asian Americans from the past, present, and in the future. Not only does ASA support the Asian American students on campus, but it also offers its support to all ethnicities and strives to promote inclusive excellence. ASA encourages active support in its fellow organizations both on campus and off whether it is attending or sponsoring their events. To show support for ASA as well as the many efforts of other organizations making a change in the community is support for a stronger voice in the community and one more step in the progressive movement and building of a legacy.”
Also, a big thank you to all of our performers, artists, and volunteers! It’s so amazing to see our community pull together and give so much. The show was absolutely wonderful and the art was amazing.
Remember to donate and thank you for your support, Aurora!
And we love it so much!
Thank you to Project AVA for creating this awesome trailer. And thank you to our lovely talent: Grace Cho, Hype 303, Machinez Remainz, Worm Tank Crew, and our very own Gamma Gallery.
See you guys soon!
Art 4 Aurora is coming this Saturday!
Gotta love our sponsors!
Thank you so much for all the support we’ve found on campus.
The University of Denver Programming Board, or DUPB, is responsible
for planning events and programs to all undergraduate students. DUPB
provides inexpensive, entertaining, and inclusive events and programs
for all undergraduate students. DUPB is made up of 6 committees that
plan different types of events and programs to the entire DU
community. DUPB University Programming Support, or DUPB UPS, is the
committee working with Art 4 Aurora. The mission of the UPS committee
is to provide resources that enable University of Denver organizations
and departments the ability to ensure awesomeness. The UPS committee
addresses the needs of student organizations, students, faculty, and
the community in programming on the University of Denver campus. The
UPS committee’s goal is to work with the co-programming organization
or department throughout the programming process to ensure proper use
of resources at and around DU and the best developed and implemented
programs possible. The UPS’s committee co-chairs and members can help
throughout the brainstorming, planning, implementation, and evaluation
phases of programming.The UPS committee may provide financial and/or
logistical support in addition to program development assistance, if
Big thanks to D.O.C. (Department of Clothing) in Longmont, CO & the Clean Wear line for your generous sponsorship and support!
“Department of Clothing, better known as D.O.C., is CleanWear’s flagship, independent clothing store located in Longmont, CO. The CleanWear line is a main staple at the D.O.C. You’ll also find a gallery of original artwork that CleanWear has received from incarcerated artists. Cleanwear has transformed many of the artwork pieces into men’s and women’s apparel.
We are inspired by a love for design and fashion combined with an appreciation of art. We enjoy the truly fashionable combined with the simply outrageous. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop in and check out the D.O.C. as we continue to build the CleanWear lines and bring diverse brands in that we enjoy and we believe our clients will appreciate.
We are driven by the desire to seek out and share artwork and clothing that appeal to those wanting to set themselves apart. Stocking both male and female accessories, graphic tees, hoodies and more, D.O.C. provides a unique avenue for self expression while gaining an appreciation for the creative motivation behind it.”
- D.O.C. (Department of Clothing) | www.deptofclothing.com
Said the Liar formed in the Spring of 2012. It was initiated by Teylor, who was in another band at the time, and Berto, who had once before been in a band with Teylor. The two of them decided to start a project together that blended a fun sounding rock, with smooth and harmonic vocals. When the band became something more greatly desired, Teylor brought a long time friend, Connor, to add to the mix. All three of them have had experience in worship and praise musical background and brought that feel and experience, along with the experiences from other groups to give the different, but still fun, sound that is Said the Liar. Finally, in August of 2012, Tad was added to the band on drums to round out the sound that they had been looking for. Said the Liar is a fun and dynamically paced sound mixed in with three part melodies and harmonies that add a sense of uniqueness to the modern rock sound. They are very big on the local Denver scene and love supporting Colorado and it’s musicians. They signed up for Art 4 Aurora as a way trying to give something back to the community that has so greatly supported the talents of every artist/performer in the state.
Check them out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaidtheLiar
Don’t miss them and the other amazing performers at the Art 4 Aurora Benefit Event. Get your tickets today!
Art 4 Aurora would like to give a big Thanks to Coyote Motor Sports for their generous sponsorship! With their support we have gotten closer to being able to provide an amazing event to raise funds for victims and first responders. Here’s a little bit about CMS and what they’re all about.
Denver’s largest Yamaha Dealer, established in 2003
Coyote Motorsports | Yamaha Motorcycles, ATV’s, Star Motorcycles.
“At Coyote Motorsports we do everything differently. You’ll notice our dedication to our customers as soon as you walk in the door. At Coyote, we appreciate your patronage. You won’t find a corporate attitude here like you may have dealt with at so many other dealerships. We also jump at any opportunity to help out the community and are Colorado Proud! We are proud to be involved with A4A cant wait for the Event. Thanks again for the support.”
- Brain Root, CEO.
Just because the news has not had much coverage lately on the victims and their families, does not mean the tragedy let alone our efforts at A4A are over. We continue to search for reliable sources, victim’s & family members who were involved as well as getting as many monetary donations possible. We are still getting in contact with as many victims as we possibly can, but we need help! We need your help, as a community to help spread the word of our efforts. We want to assist as many individuals as we possibly can. It starts with you, Colorado community.
How can you help? Tell your friends & family about us. “Like” & share us on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or any other form of social media. Craft a greeting card for our craft booth, paint a picture and submit your work to us. A little truly does go a long a way.
What else can you do? Buy a ticket to the show. We can’t wait to see you. Your support not only means a lot to us, it shows that you honor the victims and first responders. Represent the Mile High and support your community.
Want to help out even more? Donate. Take a day to skip on that Starbucks or pass on an impulsive purchase and transform that money into a form of hope. A $5 donation today really helps a victim’s tomorrow.
Did all the above, yet still want to help out? Sponsor us. We have great opportunities for businesses and individuals.
In any event, we accept and welcome any contributions. We appreciate all that the Colorado community has and will continue to pursue in the efforts of helping those affected by the tragedy. We thank all of our sponsors, donors and contributors who have taken the time to partner with A4A in building this benefit event.
We hope to see you there, Colorado!
Just today, we talked to Jonathan from the Colorado Meth Project who sponsored our event by donating $500 (the money will be used in the implementation of the event, any overhead will be donated)! The community at Art 4 Aurora would like to thank Colorado Meth Project for everything they do in the community and their support in our mission.
Here’s a little bit about CMP:
The Colorado Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the integrated, research-based campaign is www.methproject.org, a definitive source for information about Meth for teens. Methproject.org is supported by hard-hitting television, radio, print, online, mobile, and social media campaigns that communicate the risks of Meth use.
We proudly support the efforts of Art for Aurora and are honored to do our part to assist the victims of this senseless act of violence.
Houston’s Problem is an alternative/punk rock band from Thornton, Colorado with the goal to simply entertain and connect to all of its listeners. The band is composed of four friends, united in the name of music(and girls). The quartet of musicians consists of Patrick Garner(Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Garrett Farthing(Bass and Backing Vocals), Conner Driver(Drums), and Neal DeBuhr(Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals). The quartet met over an elongated period of time that when pieced together right, creates the perfect bromance novel. The four met for the first time all together at Patrick’s monthly basement gigs in late 2011, and then joined together to perform at a friend’s birthday party in January of 2012 Since its conception, the band has played at multiple high school battle of the bands, Thorntonfest 2012(placing 6th), multiple basement gigs, and twice at Cervantes. And thus, the band was born. The band writes and performs its own original music, and looks to reach out and help others through hard, fun, and truthfully anytime through an expression and mutual appreciation of music. Houston’s Problem also has a tendency to play lots of up-beat, very fast paced songs, and typically runs on jugs of coffee and donuts. Overall, the band intends to create the most fun experience for anyone and everyone at every show, and uplift any downed spirits. We are Houston’s Problem.
Check them out: www.facebook.com/HoustonsProblem
Don’t miss them and the many talented performers and artists at the show on October 13th in the Gates Field House at DU!