Scottsdale’s newest gallery will be transformed into a Dia de los Muertos adult-only celebration to benefit Kids in Focus, a nonprofit organization using photography to impact the lives of Phoenix’s most at-risk youth. Guests will stroll the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces of the gallery while enjoying food, drink, live music and interactive performers creating a world of mystery and fun.

A retrospective exhibit of photos created by the children in Kids in Focus programs will be featured along with a hosted bar and various food stations by prominent Valley caterers and restaurants including Nibblers, The Parlor, Postino and more. Enjoy a pageant of performers including a contortionist, renowned mentalist, tarot card reader, stilt walker and more.

Prints on display will be available for purchase and guests may participate in a “wine pull” with all proceeds supporting Kids in Focus. Guests are encouraged to dress in black and bright colors and if feeling festive, paint their faces in the Dia de los Muertos skull tradition.

Each year, Kids in Focus pairs youth facing adversities including homelessness, poverty, neglect and abuse with Phoenix’s top photographers who inspire the kids to see the world in a new light. These relationships foster self-esteem, creativity and trust, with the resulting photographs becoming an inspirational testament to the kids’ resiliency and the power of hope. Since 2012, the organization has transformed the lives of several hundred kids in need, equipping them with essential life skills to make the shift from surviving to thriving. Learn more at kidsinfocus.org.

Questions? Contact Christie Davis at christie@kidsinfocus.org.

 

Gold Sponsors:

 

Silver Sponsors:

Arizona Coaching & Consulting, The Johnson Family

 

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Committee Members:

Loralee Barnum, Diane Eicher, Colleen Katz, Melody Knudson, Amy Mancuso, Dafna Madia, Celeste Silvernail, Kelsey Waite, Aimee Walsh, Gail Wilmore

Musicians:
Jonathan Levingston
Thano and Lauren Sahnas

Performers:
Renowned Mentalist- Brett Barry
Contortionist
Tarot Card Reader- Me, You, Us
Stilt Performer
Bubble Artist- Bubble Maniacs