For the past 25 years, Matrix friends and supporters have looked forward to one of our most impactful fundraisers – ArtWorks Detroit. Due to COVID-19, we had to pivot and reimagine the experience while still upholding the legacy of our renowned event. This week, we did just that with an expanded roster of programming to celebrate ArtWorks Detroit!
We kicked the week off with virtual bidding for our online art auction and then hosted an in-person preview at our exclusive installation at Wasserman Projects. We closed out our exciting week of programming with a virtual celebration hosted by iHeartRadio’s Kirby Gwen and auctioneer Greg Bator at Wasserman Projects. The live-streamed event also included a DJ set from Drake Phifer, along with features from select artists and this year’s honorary chairs – art powerhouse couples Dr. Daniel and Janet Haddad, Ed and Karen Ogul, and Dr. Linda and David Whitaker.
Check out photos from the event below
If you missed our virtual bash or just want to relive the good times (including Greg Bator’s highlights of some of the artwork), you can watch the Youtube video of the second half of our live stream right here!
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Throughout the night, videos were played featuring our 3 honorary chair host couples as well as artists Sydney James, Sheefy McFly, and Katie Bramlage. You can watch the Youtube playlist of videos here: