The Boards for Change auction continues to roll on with new items added to the auction portal. The first three selections -- The 1968 Olympics by Derrek Jarts, Say Her Name by Dan Dan, and Unity by Rigo the Artist – have already garnered over $1,000 in bids that will directly benefit local Black youth organizations. Bidding for these selections will close soon – so get those final bids in today!
These works and more will remain on display in the North Stands of Papa Murphy’s Park, appearing on Republic FC home broadcasts. At SacRepublicFC.com/Change, bidders can explore new selections available for bid. Each auction will start at $152 in honor of Robert Washington's birthday (January 1, 1952), the father of Boards For Change Co-Founder Lina Washington, who passed away after battling COVID-19.
Works that have been featured on Sacramento businesses -- including “I Can't Breathe” by @mapone, “Liberty Remix” by Ciara Cumiskey, “George Floyd's, The Wall” by Jocelyn @jocelynmcg, “These Scales Are Not Balanced” by Rachel (@rragenart), and “Nina Simone: True Love Blooms” by Erik Hosino – are all available for bid – with more items to be launched in the coming weeks.
Four special works are available for bid as Jordan McCrary, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Kharlton Belmar, and Rodrigo Lopez donated a pair of game worn cleats for local artists to create custom designs to continue encourage conversations about racial justice and equality.
Boards for Change is an initiative created by a team of women in Sacramento: Kimberly Prince, Lina Washington and Shannan O'Rourke. This is a collaborative community beautification project with a purpose in direct response to recent #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations. Boards for Change connected local artists with boarded-up businesses in the Sacramento Region and turned those spaces into massive canvases in a display of solidarity. In partnership with the Sacramento Republic FC Foundation, which is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, the proceeds will be distributed to local organizations.
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