Project CANVAS Launches Today With Designs From Mariah Carey, Swizz Beatz & More
Designs by Mariah Carey w/Crystal Icing, Cee-Lo w/Mikael Colombu, jeffstaple, Mr. Brainwash, Audemars Piguet, Kris Markovich, Lee Quinones, Swizz Beatz, Pepsi, Stevie Williams/DGK, Ellen DeGeneres, SpongeBob and Kevin Leong as well as select student designers from New Design High School were unveiled at the gala. In addition to the artists, event attendees also included Va$htie Kola, Big K.R.I.T and Bryan Michael Cox.
Some of the shoes arts on display were only available for bidding by the event attendees, including the Audemars Pieguet for Project CANVAS shoe paired with their luxury Diver watch model which sold for $21,000 to its highest bidder Nick Cannon. The Mariah Carey w/Crystal Icing design was one of the highest stand alone shoes to be bid on, selling for $2,000.
Shoes by designers such as Swizz Beatz, Ceelo w/Mikael Columbu, Ellen DeGeneres and others are available to the general public for a week long auction starting today. 100 percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to Urban Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization serving difficult-to-reach youth attending Title I schools in the New York City Department of Education public school system through art programs.
See ProjectCanvasShoes.com for more info on the mission of the brand and to find out more about the auction.