Bid for Creative Empowerment – Live Art & Auction by Desiree Kim

Date(s) - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The W Hotel Fort Lauderdale


Join W Hotel for a night of entertainment, 2-4-1 Specialty Cocktail, Live painting by local artist Desiree Kim and Live Music by Doug Tessler & Mitch Kopp. The evening will include a silent auction featuring local artwork and gift certificates for the W Hotel, Steak954 and Bliss Spa. Proceeds will directly benefit the expansion of the Desiree Kim’s Mindful Art Program, an initiative that promotes mindfulness through art for disadvantaged youth.

FIRST 50 PEOPLE through the door will receive a surprise gift! Party starts in the Living Room at 8 pm!

Body painting by Dana Forte & Suna Michelle. Silent auction items include Jen Vera‘s Strategic Deep Dive with Brand and Business Coach. Milina Franke‘s one hour full body therapeutic massage, Panayioths Peyote Goudas 1:1 Hip Hop Cardio class, Michelle Destephen‘s 60 Minute One-on-One Coaching & 60 Minute Therapeutic Tuning Session by Q-Manifest Personal Stress Rescue Team. Matthew Ewing‘s 4 Part Mindscaping Practice, Charlie Robinson’s 1:1 Completion Process Session, Body Boost & Wellness PEMF treatment,  Strange True Tours New Orleans – Ft. Lauderdale 3 Part New Orleans City Tour, Simm Gottesman Acupuncture treatment, and of course W Fort Lauderdale 1 Night Stay, STEAK 954 Gift Certificate. Plus artwork by Marene K. DownsEd Burnetteand Plastic Habitat  Body painting by Dana Forte!  EVENT RSVP here:



**Bring your receipts from Green Bar & Kitchen or STEAK 954to redeem a free raffle ticket. Or, purchase them at the door 6 tickets for $20.00.

Raffle Item: A seat in Michelle Alva’s online program “Healing At The Speed Of Light” ($297 value)



Desiree currently teaches art & stress relief to at-risk, neglected & disadvantaged youth through HANDY non-profit.

The 4hr program combines meditation, qigong, breathwork and painting. She teaches youth self-empowerment with stress relieving mindfulness techniques and emotional expression through painting on canvas.

The expansion allows the Mindful Art Program to be brought to other non-profit organizations serving disadvantaged youth in Broward County.



Bid for Creative Empowerment by bidding on luxury items in a silent auction. Sponsors have donated an amazing variety of luxury items advocating mindfulness and positive expression through art, for the disadvantaged in our local community.

Featured Items:

* W Fort Lauderdale1 Night Hotel Stay

* STEAK 954 Gift Certificate

* Bliss Spa Certificate

**If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting the Mindful Art Program. Click here to view specific levels of how to support.


BE PART OF THE CREATION: Desiree Kim (aka Desire With An E) creates “in the moment”, based on energetic surroundings as part of her unique process. By simply observing (or if you choose to interact with the artist) this will create an energetic imprint imposed in the piece, as part of the artist’s process of infusing energy during creation. The art piece will then be inducted into the W Hotel Art Collection at the end of the evening.


GUEST CREATORS: W Collection Artist Dana Forte will join this event creating art in the form of entertainment through body painting. Watch as he creates steampunk style and body paints model Suna Michelle!!


BE PART OF THE EMPOWERMENT: Bid for Creative Empowerment by bidding on luxury items in a silent auction throughout the evening to support the expansion of Mindfulness Art programs, Desiree Kim teaches to the disadvantaged.


WHERE: The event takes place in “The Living Room” on the 4th floor of the W Hotel Ft. Lauderdale from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm.


PARKING: Parking meters are available around the building for low-cost parking. You may also choose to valet at a discounted rate of $5.00 if you like.





For this unique evening, please feel free to bring guests as an accompaniment to enjoy an entertaining evening.

**If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting the Mindful Art program. Click here to view specific levels of how to support.

For inquiries or additional information to 754-367-9112 or simply send an inquiry to, or click on the event link.