Record producer Swizz Beatz and singer Estelle offered their assistance to Bronx charter school students through the Bronx Charter School For The Arts’ Third Annual Art Auction. Swizz Beatz was a perfect selection as host for the fundraising event because outside of music, he’s a Bronx native and avid art collector, who paints his original pieces on his free time.
Swizz, with the help of his celebrity friends, was able to receive contributions for the auction from celebrities including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Tony Parker, Carmelo Anthony, and Amar’e Stoudemire.
The auction featured original art by Bronx Charter School For The Arts elementary student artist. In addition, British R&B singer Estelle provided entertainment for guests with a special featured performance.
All proceeds of the auction benefits Bronx Arts’ 2011-2012 After-school Program. The funds will help crucial initiatives, which provides academic intervention for struggling learners as well as artistic and enrichment programming.
See photos and video from the event HERE.