CASA of Los Angeles’ “WINE+ART 2021” – A Guided Culinary & Cultural Experience Benefitting Children in The Child Welfare System
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Boxed Food, Wine and More For Virtual Tasting Experience and Art Auction Featuring LA and Nationally Known Artists
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles (CASA of Los Angeles) is tapping the cool culinary cache of TV stars and influencers Erin and Sara Foster for its 7th Annual WINE+ART taking place on February 6th, 2021 virtually on www.CASALA.org/wineart. Hosted by Ser’Darius Blain, the event, which features local and nationally known artists, vintners and restaurants, will transition to a virtual environment, with a live art auction, live artist demonstration, stories from CASA/LA volunteers, spoken word performed by a former foster youth and a guided wine tasting with Erin and Sara Foster.
Tickets for Wine+Art come in two tiers:
General Tickets at $125 per person include a Food+Wine Box, that can be picked-up or delivered, with delicacies from Rao’s, Joy, Chef Carmen 3C’s, Cafe 86, and a selection of wines from the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, Avaline, Beckmen Vineyards, the Wine Caterers and Olipop with a special add-on of $50 for a charcuterie plate from STEMS.
For an additional $150 donation, guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a special virtual pre-show wine tasting with Erin and Sara Foster guided by THESommMom, owner of STEMS.
The event will also feature over 175 pieces of art all donated by prolific and emerging artists in Los Angeles and nationwide available for auction. Art to be auctioned at the event includes pieces by Robert Standish, WRDSMITH, Ed Ruscha, Francine Tint, Shepard Fairey, Wyland, Robert Kuo and CASA youth among others.
Additional information and tickets can be purchased at www.CASALA.org/wineart.
“Wine+Art is such a unique event in that it pairs the beauty of visual expression with stories of real life love and loss, overcoming adversity and undeniable hope,” said CASA/LA CEO Wende Julien. “We have a wonderful program lined up, with the help of our CASA volunteer Erin Foster, and all of our amazing food, drink and financial partners in the community, that promises to fill the belly, and the soul, with nourishment.”
Through the Covid-19 crisis, CASA volunteers are continuing to provide life-changing one-on-one advocacy to children in LA County’s child welfare system. From COVID-19, safer-at-home-orders, calls for racial justice, high unemployment and isolation, CASA/LA and children in foster care have been placed under more strain than ever.
For 40 years, CASA has recruited, trained and managed volunteers to provide one-on-one advocacy services to children in foster care who have experienced abuse, neglect and abandonment. CASA volunteers deal with a wide range of challenges that affect Los Angeles’ 30,000 children in the dependency court system, aiding in safe family reunification, education, addressing medical issues, housing and homelessness, and adoption.
CASA of Los Angeles (www.casala.org) is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of dedicated staff and volunteers working one-on-one with children who have suffered the most serious cases of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers, also called Advocates, work closely with a child to form a trusting relationship, giving that child a friend and someone who cares. Advocates help children in important ways such as comforting them through emotional trauma and transition, arranging for needed health care and social services, talking with teachers, participating with children in enriching activities, and advising judges about the child’s welfare. CASA/LA is among the largest of regional programs in a national and state-wide volunteer network serving foster children. Studies have shown that children with CASAs receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: http://www.casala.org.