<b>SOLD!</b> Ellen Wall scores at 2011's One Night Stand.
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Without attribution on a work of art, it is impossible to differentiate between the creative talent of an area artist and a world-famous celebrity.

Yoko Ono, Jeff Bridges, John Nava, Thomas Van Stein, and Kent Twitchell are just some of the 170+ artists who have submitted works to One Night Stand, a fundraiser hosted by the arts and education nonprofit Art From Scrap (AFS).

But don’t expect to go in looking for a certain artist; the works remain anonymous until after the artwork is purchased. The third annual One Night Stand fundraiser will take place 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Gallery 27 at Brooks Institute (27 E. Cota St.).

“We’ve had people lining up early to get in every year. I can’t think of any other art event that has a line going around the block,” said Cay Sanchez, Art From Scrap’s executive director.

Both professional and celebrity artists were invited to donate a 9″×9″ work of art in any medium. Each unlabeled piece is sold for $200 on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will include a silent auction, food, refreshments, and a performance by area band Sidewalk Affair. Proceeds will benefit Art From Scrap’s environmental education outreach programs and art event programming.

“[One Night Stand] is a direct and wonderful way to support environmental education and the arts,” said Jill Cloutier, public relations associate for AFS. “It’s also an excellent way to pick up a piece of art by a very famous artist for only $200.”

Art From Scrap hosts several classes in community art and environmental education for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. Classes include waste reduction, composting, gardening, and watershed education. It is the largest environmental education organization in Santa Barbara, with roughly 12,000 children participating each year.

Last year’s One Night Stand sold out and raised $40,000 for Art From Scrap’s art and environmental education programs.

Check-in is at 5:30 p.m. in the Brooks parking lot on Anacapa Street. Preview early entry starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $125 before the event and $150 at the door. General admission begins at 7 p.m. and costs $35 prior to the event and $40 at the door. For more info, call (805) 884-0459 or visit artfromscrap.org.


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