SMILE + WONDER CHARITY ART AUCTION TO FEATURE WORK BY SHEPARD FAIREY, PEARL JAM, PVRIS AND AT THE DRIVE-IN

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On February 8th at 8PM, Smile + Wonder will host a celebrity packed art charity auction to benefit the Los Angeles-based therapy center and preschool. The event will feature pieces from a diverse group of artist and musicians, including Shepard Fairey, Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam, Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Kat Von D, Cedric Bixler of At the Drive-In, Jose Pasillas from Incubus, Tony Kanal from No Doubt, Lynn Gunn and Justin Nace from PVRIS, Blondie and Mario Du Plantier from Gojira.

The auction will also feature a performance by critically acclaimed rock band Gone Is Gone featuring Troy Sanders from Mastodon, Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens of the Stone Age, Tony Hajjar from At The Drive-In and Mike Zarin of Sencit Music.

Those interested in attending the event in person should send an email to  rsvp@smileandwonder.com for the chance to win a ticket. All entries should include name, address and phone number. 100 lucky winners will be chosen at random.

The auction will also be available online on February 8 at 7pm PST, giving fans around the world a chance to own a piece of original art from their favorite artist(s). Fans can register for the auction and see a preview of the items up for bid by clicking here.

Founded in 2009 by Nicole Hajjar and her husband Tony (from Gone Is Gone and At The Drive-In), Smile + Wonder relies on thinly-spread state funds to make a difference in the lives of fantastic kids that need your support. Through specialized therapy services (such as speech-language therapy and occupational therapy) Smile + Wonder offers early intervention services to children in need (Smile) and includes a nurturing community based preschool (Wonder) that provides education for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

“Every child needs someone to believe in them and deserves the resources to succeed,” says Nicole Hajjar. “Every day we get to work with amazing children and their families, helping them overcome developmental obstacles to find the magic within and for that, we are incredibly grateful. Please join us for a wonderful night of art, music, and hope bound by the generosity of others to help raise funds for incredible children in need.

Read the Get Some coverage of Gone Is Gone’s show at the Troubador here.

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