Saturday, September 11, 2010 The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Russell & Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation will kick off the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series.
The event will run from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the International Vision Gallery, located at 2629 Connecticut Avenue in NW.
The exhibition will feature 30 artists from the region. Two of the contestants will be selected to have a chance at winning the title of top artisan at a final event in Miami at ART BASEL.
Celebrity Mark Ecko is taking part in the event, and has contributed two pieces of art.
"I'm really excited that BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Complex are working together on this program as both of us are committed to discovering new talent, be it mixologists or artists,” said Ecko. “Supporting local artists, while giving twenty visual artists the opportunity to shine during ART BASEL Miami, is very much in line with my long term commitment to the arts."