The New Yorker’s Fourth Annual Passport to the Arts

NEW YORK – On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the New Yorker Promotion Department hosts its fourth annual Passport to the Arts event, featuring a self-guided tour of twenty-eight leading Chelsea galleries, an evening cocktail reception, and a silent auction benefitting Friends of the High Line. Tickets are $45 and will go on sale on October 3, 2008, at http://www.ticketweb.com.

On Saturday, November 8th, participants will pick up a program guide, a map, and an official passport at la.venue at the Terminal Stores Building, West 28th Street between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The self-guided tour of the twenty-eight participating galleries goes until 6 p.m. At each gallery, passports will be stamped with a replica of the featured work of art. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., participants are invited to a cocktail reception at la.venue, featuring a silent auction of works by Marina Adams, Julio Bittencourt, Geoffrey Chadsey, Matt Keegan, Joseph Kosuth, Keith Mayerson, Beatriz Milhazes, Aleksandra Mir, Santi Moix, Matthew Ritchie, Mia Westerlund Roosen, Joshua Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and other artists.

All funds raised by the silent auction and a portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will benefit Friends of the High Line. Friends of the High Line is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line, a 1.5-mile elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan. For more information on Friends of the High Line, please visit http://www.thehighline.org.

The New Yorker’s Passport to the Arts event is presented by Embassy Suites Hotels. It is sponsored by Barclays Capital, Land Rover, and MasterCard World Card, and supported by Kenneth Cole Awearness, LU Biscuits, and the Mexico Tourism Board.

For more information, including a full list of participating galleries and artists, visit http://www.PassporttotheArtsNYC.com. Tickets are $45 and will be available via TicketWeb at http://www.ticketweb.com or by phone at 866-468-7610 on October 3rd

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