Turn on Your Love Light

Considering that so many of them are starving, artists always seem to be front and center when it comes to donating works for a cause. There’s a lot of controversy about this — among artists in particular — but sometimes you just can’t say no. Case in point: AIGA’s Love Light Lounge Heart Art Auction 2011, where original artworks, handmades and more, many inspired by a heart theme, go on the block against a swanky backdrop with a Mad Men theme. “There will be incredible art, sculpture, handmade books and jewelry,” says spokeswoman Marian Halliday of the auction. “And we’ll be transforming Casselman’s into a period-type place. We already have some great designs for the interiors.”

The live lounge-lizard music and silent auction, with food, drink and a chance to find the Valentine’s gift of a lifetime, all benefit Project Angel Heart and AIGA Colorado; you’ll also be able to pose for pictures, and ‘60s-style dress-to-impress costume is encouraged. The Love Light Lounge will be hosted at Casselman’s Bar and Venue, 2620 Walnut Street, beginning at 6 p.m.; admission is $20 to $25. Go to www.heartartdenver.com for more information.
Thu., Feb. 10, 2011

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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