Kona Gallery Big Holiday 2011 Celebration

Come one and all and celebrate the season at a FREE event at The KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Center, which will be hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive on Saturday, December 10th.  Free food, music and libations as well as a raffle with lots of great items.

Bring a present for Toys for Tots and get a FREE raffle ticket. Buy raffle tickets for five dollars and for a ten spot you get three tickets.

The gallery will unveil at 6PM ‘The Picture of The Year’ as selected by ThePicturesofTheDay.com and sponsored by ZUMA Press.

Also premiering will be ‘The Best of 2011 Show’ featuring art work by surf photographers Jason Murray + Tom Servais and Paintings from the Urban SoCal series by bibi as well as a selection of other work displayed in the gallery over the past year by Photographer/Artist Olivier Pojzman, and last but not least a few of the ‘Best of DOUBLEtruck Magazine Show’ images, and of course some surprises.

The Kona Gallery holiday season charity event is sponsored by Daphne’s California Greek Café, Peligroso, Primo Beer, ZUMA Press, Left Coast Brewing, Carbonara, DOUBLEtruck Magazine and Electric and will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. till midnight at The Kona Gallery (412 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA, U.S. 92672).

The event will offer a chance for attendees to bring holiday cheer to the less fortunate children of southern California, while being surrounded by the original artwork and inviting ambiance of The Kona Gallery. The main goal of this fundraiser is to encourage the donation of new toys through the Toys for Tots program and for the Gallery to contribute by giving 10 percent of the proceeds from all art pieces sold during the event to charity. Many art pieces will be discounted to encourage donations.We invite everyone around the Southern California area to join us for a night of giving and art appreciation. To participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 to the event. Toys must be in their original packaging. Please note that toy guns or weapons cannot be accepted.Since 1947, Toys for Tots has been collecting toys for and delivering toys to children. Now in its 64th year, the organization boasts almost 20 million toys delivered to close to 8 million children, with the overall hope that its gifts encourage children to become responsible and productive citizens in the future.The Kona Gallery and Photojournalism Center was launched by Scott Mc Kiernan in Oct. 7, 2009 and hosts exhibition receptions monthly, with a dynamic rotation of photographic and mixed media art in its three exhibition spaces. In addition, the center hosts a variety of educational lectures and aims to be a space to expose individuals to photography and art from local and international artists. To learn more about the gallery, please visit the Kona Gallery website.

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