SOURCE: Saks/Little Kids Rock

Saks/Little Kids Rock

June 04, 2015 18:29 ET

Fashion Meets Art Meets Couture: Saks Fifth Avenue Hosts Live Painting Event Featuring Famed Artist David Anson Russo to Benefit National Nonprofit Little Kids Rock

The Saks Fifth Avenue Wilshire Avenue Windows Will Become a Living Art Atelier as the Community Comes Together to Drum Up Support for Music Education in Underserved Public Schools

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) -

WHO: 
Famed artist David Anson Russo, and rocking out will be the Miramonte Elementary school students from the Little Kids Rock program.

WHAT: 
Kick-off of the Saks Fifth Avenue three-day live event to benefit national nonprofit Little Kids Rock Tuesday, June 9th, as famed artist David Anson Russo will create original paintings live in the windows of Saks on Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA. 

The original pieces of art will be auctioned off on CharityBuzz with all proceeds benefiting the national nonprofit Little Kids Rock who very effectively provides and restores music programs to underserved public schools.

The exhibition that kicks off at 11 am will include a special performance from local public school students, using instruments donated by Little Kids Rock and instructed by teachers trained as part of the Little Kids Rock program.

Little Kids Rock is the nation's leading nonprofit provider of music instruction, instruments and curricula to more than 1,500 public schools in 29 cities where nearly 200,000 students, including more than 13,000 kids in the Los Angeles area, receive enhanced music instruction in popular music genres like rock, funk, country, pop, metal, reggae and others. Little Kids Rock's innovative music program is called Modern Band.

WHERE:  
Saks Fifth Avenue
9600 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 9021

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
10:15 a.m. Media Check-in
11:00 a.m. Event Kick-off & Little Kids Rock Performance

ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson's Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores, 80 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company's online store.

ABOUT LITTLE KIDS ROCK
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to unlocking children's inner music makers by revitalizing music education in public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum and donates all of the accompanying instruments and resources necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. Little Kids Rock started as a schoolteacher's vision to give his students access to music education while diminishing budgets for the arts made that more and more difficult to do. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that is bringing free, weekly music lessons to nearly 200,000 public school children due to the efforts of more than 1,500 teachers in 29 cities nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served over 400,000 students. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org

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