GAL APPROVED! Buy African Art. Champagne Week Auction!By The DivaGals | October 9, 2020 | Gal Approved
BID. Time to bid on artwork from over 30 Black artists from across the African continent and the diaspora! Featuring artwork by KANDO, Tariku Shiferaw, Shantell Martin, Awol Erizku, and more, the ArtBall Virtual Auction closes October 13!
Proceeds will support our COVID-19 response across Africa which includes training health workers and increasing access to water and sanitation. The work above by Wamaitha Ng’ang’a and is available for bids.
Amref Health Africa ArtBall is a premier contemporary African, Pan-African, and Black art auction to benefit Amref Health Africa’s COVID-19 mitigation work on the ground in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Sudan, Senegal, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Pillars of this work consist of training health workers, providing access to clean water and proper sanitation, testing and laboratory strengthening, and mitigating secondary impacts. Amref Health Africa is the largest African-based NGO in the world with over 100 health-centered programs across 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reaching over nine million people per year. More information can be found here.
SIP! Champagne Week is coming and we are popping with excitement! In the states, we see champagne as a celebratory beverage but in other countries there no reason to not make every day a celebration and sip a glass of bubbly. During this week of fun sparkling events, you will get insider’s tips on tastings, plus meet brand and industry professionals. We are truly excited to participate in next Wednesday’s Laurent Perrier event co-hosted by the black, beautiful and brilliant Julia Coney and Michelle De Foe! Julia is a food and wine journalist who has the 411 on everything wine-related. Proceeds from this sip and chat will benefit the organization Black Wine Professionals. Get your tickets here! Curated by Atim Annette Oton, Natalie Kates, Alexandra Giniger and Cierra Britton.
photo credit: Amref Health Africa ArtBall: Benefit Auction 2020