Art Whino and The International Lifeline Fund (“ILF”) present Life Essentials, a four-city tour that brings together the best Visual and Musical Artists in support of ILF’s ground-breaking humanitarian and environmental projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The exhibit will feature the works of over 100 artists from across the country and around the globe. The tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. with a two-night event on Thursday and Saturday, September 24 and 26. Following the D.C. launch, the show will hit the road with stops at Art Basel in South Beach on December 5-6, New York City in March, and San Francisco in June.

Thursday, September 24, 2009, will be an invitation-only event featuring live musical performances, a presentation by ILF, and an exclusive sneak preview of the artwork in advance of the official opening of the “Life Essentials” show on Saturday. Guests will be given the opportunity to purchase the artwork and otherwise to support ILF’s vital mission through participation in a silent auction and individual donations. Many celebrities, politicians, ambassadors, and other DC power players are expected to attend. Savory hor’dourves and sweet desserts will be served along with libations.

Saturday, September 26, 2009, will be the official “Life Essentials” art show opening kicking off the four city tour at the Portals Theater in Washington, DC, Art Whino opens this incredible art show and reception party featuring a night of lush entertainment by Ancient Astronauts, ESL music’s newest signed talent from Germany, who will headline the evening with a special performance, setting the mood for this spectacular evening.

Event Location for both nights:
The Portals Theater
1236 Maryland Ave
Washington, DC 20024

16,000sqft Art Exhibit

Invite Only Preview
Thursday, September 24th, from 6pm – 12am

Dress to Impress Attire

Preview of Exhibit featuring work by 100 Artists

Photography exhibit by Deborah Terry

Live Musical Performance by Ellee

Performance by African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

Complementary Beverages and Food

For more information or to send a request to attend email:

Saturday, September 26th, from 6pm – 12am
$25 – Non Profit Donation Entry Fee
The upstairs Art Exhibit is Free and open to the public

Exhibit featuring work by 100 Artists

Photography exhibit by Deborah Terry

Special Live Dj Set by Ancient Astronauts


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