Christie’s is thrilled to present Live It Up, a philanthropic exhibition showcasing artworks in drawing, painting, and photography, created by young adults with Down syndrome. Set within our Rockefeller galleries and in partnership with LiveUp Programs, a 100% volunteer-based organization that provides programing for adults with Down syndrome, we are shining our spotlight on unique works while also raising awareness about neurodiversity.
LiveUp Programs creates welcoming communities where adults with Down syndrome and their peers can be their best selves. Participants and volunteers strengthen social and life skills, gain confidence and lead healthy lifestyles. Together, we are an accepting and energetic family that celebrates and empowers all individuals while advocating for a more inclusive world.
This upcoming year there are three in-person overnight long weekend programs offered with LiveUp Programs. All proceeds from this exhibition will be a direct donation towards the non-profit organization with the goal of raising $40,000. Should we meet this goal together, we will be sponsoring 75 adults to enjoy a weekend living it up!
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20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
3-5 December, 10am-5pm
6 December (Sunday) , 1-5pm
7 December, 10am-5pm
We'd love for you to join us…
Friday, 3 December 2021
6-8 PM, James Christie Room (2nd Floor)
‘Today's painting is the Bistline Covered Bridge on the corner of our farm in Perry County, PA. Jake loves to ride his bike on the bridge.’
Our flagship programs are overnight long weekend programs for adults with Down syndrome (21+). The program attributes its success to developing an environment of a close-knit family of friends. Each participant is paired with a similarly aged volunteer/mentor to help participants learn, while having fun in a safe, supportive environment. Each mentor comes away with a new understanding of the special needs community and as an advocate for what is possible for their peers.
Christie’s San Francisco | 2–9 December
Join us in San Francisco as we celebrate these three organizations whose studios share a common mission to serve and to support artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing professional studio space, exhibition opportunities and representation.
Christie’s is proud to support philanthropic initiatives through our networks, whether by facilitating the sale of artwork to benefit important causes; offering, when we can, our salerooms as a venue for fundraising events; or providing expert charity auctioneers.
Together, we are building the workforce of tomorrow. Our career development program makes it possible for motivated teens to acquire applied skills and higher education to successfully contribute to a global 21st century economy.
A note of appreciation:
"Before entering the Futures + Options program, my mentee was new to web production. I am so proud of the work he has done with us at Christie's! He fully produced this website using the skills he has learned during his internship."
— Samantha DiBenedetto