For The Love of Pixar: Event Recap

The days leading up to our Pixar tribute and benefit show were long. Walls had to go up, furniture had to be moved, display doors had to be touched up, food had to be prepared, and most importantly, art had to be mounted. But all this work was made easier, thanks to our incredible artists, volunteers, and partners. 

 Entrance to Sunnyside Daycare. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

Entrance to Sunnyside Daycare. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

Finally! For the Love of Pixar had arrived...and guess what? We had a BLAST!

Although we didn't raise a lot of financial support, we were able to raise a lot of awareness for charities like Give Clean Water, LiNK: Liberty in North Korea, and Invisible Children. With nearly 700 people dropping by to check out our event throughout the day, we have no doubt our artists were encouraged and the spirits of the people involved in these charities were lifted. To top it off, our guests donated lots of new toys for children in need.  

Below are several photos from the event - including some from photographer Lisa Diaz. We especially want to thank her for documenting the details of the art show so well. Check out her Instagram profile here

 Hanging with my friend Marco and his Pizza Planet Truck. 

Hanging with my friend Marco and his Pizza Planet Truck. 

 Finding Nemo inspired cupcakes prepared by Julie johnson. 

Finding Nemo inspired cupcakes prepared by Julie johnson. 

 The Pizza Planet Truck courtesy of Marco Bongiorno and friends. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

The Pizza Planet Truck courtesy of Marco Bongiorno and friends. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 Brandon Spaulding as Toy Story's Woody with The Pizza Planet Truck. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

Brandon Spaulding as Toy Story's Woody with The Pizza Planet Truck. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 Inside Sunnyside Daycare. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

Inside Sunnyside Daycare. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 Toy drop off at Sunnyside Daycare. 

Toy drop off at Sunnyside Daycare. 

 Inside Sunnyside Daycare. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

Inside Sunnyside Daycare. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 Pixar-inspired photo entry by John Attis Moore. 

Pixar-inspired photo entry by John Attis Moore. 

 Andy's Room display. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

Andy's Room display. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 Andy's Room display. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

Andy's Room display. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 "Spanish Mode" by Ben Ochoa. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

"Spanish Mode" by Ben Ochoa. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 "Villains Make the Hero" by Karina MacCharles. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

"Villains Make the Hero" by Karina MacCharles. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 June Rodgers gives art lessons at Monsters University. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

June Rodgers gives art lessons at Monsters University. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 Monsters University event posters. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

Monsters University event posters. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 UP display. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

UP display. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 UP inspired collection jar. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

UP inspired collection jar. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 "Your Only Limit is Your Soul" by Michaela Kuenster. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

"Your Only Limit is Your Soul" by Michaela Kuenster. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 Shari, Betsy, and Maryjo inside Gusteau's Kitchen. Inspired by the film Ratatouille. 

Shari, Betsy, and Maryjo inside Gusteau's Kitchen. Inspired by the film Ratatouille. 

 "Wall-E" by Allison Jones. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

"Wall-E" by Allison Jones. Photo by Lisa Diaz. 

 "The Man With No Gun" by Daniel Davis. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

"The Man With No Gun" by Daniel Davis. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 Monsters, Inc. display. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

Monsters, Inc. display. Photo by Lisa Diaz.

 Hanging with my friends from Invisible Children. 

Hanging with my friends from Invisible Children. 

Again, a big thank you to everyone who played a part in making this art show a reality. No role was too small.