Spread the love at the Heartbeats for Africa art auction

Photo by Alex Jowett up for auction at Heartbeats for Africa 2010
Photo by Alex Jowett up for auction at Heartbeats for Africa 2010

Affairs of the heart are top-of-mind this month, but on the eve of Valentine’s Day, you’ll have a chance to spread the love around a little at the second edition of Heartbeats for Africa, a fundraiser to help women and children in Africa who are living with HIV/AIDS. The art auction is the brainchild of sisters Alison and Kate Lawler-Dean, who work in public relations and art consulting, respectively, and were inspired to create the event after reading Stephanie Nolan’s 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa. (The first Heartbeats was held in 2008.) This year’s edition takes place on February 13 at Georgia Scherman Art Projects (133 Tecumseth St., Toronto) and features a cocktail party and a silent auction with works from photographer Alex Jowett, illustrator Danielle Meder, fashion photog George Whiteside and more–all proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Tickets are $30 in advance through heartbeatsforafrica.com and–we hear–are going fast.

We have one pair of passes to Heartbeats for Africa up for grabs! The first person to email [email protected] with an answer to the question below wins two tickets to the party.

Which designer did dinosaur-shaped accessories for spring? Look for the answer in our Spring 2010 Runway Preview!

This contest is now closed, but you can still buy tickets for the event!

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