HAUTE-lanta: NFLer Vernon Davis to host campMODA benefit June 9

San Francisco baller Vernon Davis and his business partner Antone Barnes (of Modern Class Design )are joining forces with  Museum of Design Atlanta for a night celebrating fashion, art and design to benefit the museum’s camp MODA, which impacts  inner-city youth.  Both men’s experiences growing up in inner cities spurred their commitment to revitalizing their community.

 “I was always interested in art as a kid, but never felt free to pursue it because in my neighborhood you either went in a direction of sports or you got into drug dealing, but definitely not art,” Davis explains. “But it shouldn’t be that way, which is why I’m encouraging kids to pursue art or whatever their dreams are.”  Through his Modern Class Design firm, the Pro Bowler and former University of Maryland studio art major offers interior, exterior and automotive design services.

But that’s not all.  The evening will also feature a design competition for talented up and comers from area high schools, the Portfolio School and Savannah College of Art and Design, with cash prizes and internships with Modern Class Design at stake.

This fab event will be hosted at MODA, located at 1315 Peach Street NE in Atlanta. Tickets are $50 for general admission, $75 for VIP and can be purchased HERE.  Proceeds benefit campMODA’s efforts to “provides students who have an interest in art with the ability to examine the impact of design on their daily lives. ”

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