Burbank Arts For All Foundation (BAFA) put on its third annual The Secret Art Show last Saturday evening, September 26, at ATB Studios in Burbank.
The event raised over $30,000 for the foundation and showcased more than 1000 4×6 inch artworks by more than 500 different artists.
Live visual and musical artists performed during the four-hour event. Burbank High School’s Dance Team “Unleashed” took the crowd by surprise with a late-evening flash mob dance.
“Burbank Arts for All Foundation is grateful to the entire Burbank community and because of their generous support, the third annual Secret Art Show was a huge success,” commented BAFA Executive Director Trena Pitchford.
“In addition to our fun and colorful hip pop-up art show, we were very excited to include the talents of our Burbank Unified students in visual arts, dance, music and vocal performance!”
More than 500 guests attended The Secret Art Show including City Councilmember Will Rogers and Burbank Unified Board of Education members Dr. Roberta Reynolds and Dr. Armond Aghakhanian along with BUSD Superintendent Matt Hill. Several of the Secret Artists, members of Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s Board of Directors, BUSD teachers, principals and administrators, Burbank citizens and industry leaders also enjoyed the event.
“As always, the wonderful part about The Secret Art Show is our ability to showcase student works of art alongside celebrities and well-known professional artists,” added Pitchford.
The final list of artists included:
Conan O’Brien, Talk Show Host, Comedian
Andy Richter, Talk Show Announcer
Adonna Khare, Artist
Tony Hale, Author and Emmy Award Winning Actor in “VEEP”
Bill Morrison, American comic book artist and writer, and co-founder of Bongo Comics
Bart Johnson, Actor and Director, known for his role in “High School Musical”
Robyn Lively, Actress, known for her role in “Teen Witch”
Peter Bennett, Art Director, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
Blake Lively, Actress, known for her role in “Gossip Girl” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”
Ryan Reynolds, Feature Film Actor
Stephen Hillenburg, Creator, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
David Shannon, Caldecott Winning Children’s Book Author and Artist
Joe Mantegna, Actor, “Criminal Minds”
Ana Bagayan, Artist
Frank Dietz, Award-winning Artist and Filmmaker
W. Earl Brown, Actor, known for his roles in “Black Mass,” “American Crime” & “Deadwood”
Jim Henson Creature Shop
Members of the Burbank Art Association
BUSD Superintendent Matt Hill
Artists from Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Animation Studio and Nickelodeon
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