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A person jumping in front of a graffiti style wall mural

Hopefully, you already have your ticket to tonight’s 2nd annual Art Share L.A. fundraising event, Above the Streets.

The sold-out soirée, which benefits Art Share L.A., will be honoring artist Kent Twitchell, the muralist who in 1994 painted the gargantuan 11,000 square-foot “Harbor Thruway Overture” – yes, this is the one you see above the 110 that has featured members of the L.A. Phil watching over one of the busiest sections of freeway for more than twenty years. This feat of artistry alone reportedly took 500 gallons of paint and 2,000 hours to complete, which would be impressive enough, but that’s not all Twitchell has done in his 40+ year career. His murals grace buildings all over L.A. as well as San Diego, Philadelphia and even Berlin.

Art Share L.A., which has been active for 16 years, has been a key player in the downtown art scene enabling artists to flourish through community programs, classes and exhibitions. Basically, the arts community in L.A. is great for many reasons, and organizations like Art Share L.A. are one of those reasons.

Tonight’s event will include a silent auction as well as hors d’oeuvres and cocktails by Traxx Restaurant. Remember, tonight is all about having fun while celebrating the arts – and the organizations that help artists to continue making L.A. beautiful.

Art Share L.A., 801 E. Fourth Pl.

[photo via Art Share L.A.]