Last year we raised $77,000.00 for McMahon/Ryan House.
Special thanks to all these great artists for making it happen!
This year's party will be July 19th, 20th, & 21st and as always part of the Syracuse Nationals car show. We've added some cool new features this year which will make the party even better. Once again the Winfield Award finalists will be on display and competing this year for $15,000 in prize money!
We will be supporting the new Central New York Ronald McDonald House with our charity auctions this year. We're really looking forward to raising a bunch of money for them to help support these seriously ill children and their families.
Once again the good people at PPG Automotive Finishes will be sponsoring Artie's Party and will be the title sponsor of this year's car show. Thanks to their support we will again be able to provide one night's lodging for each of the artists who participate. Please say thanks to them when you see them at the show.
The model car display that shared the building with us in the past years has now been moved to another building. We will be filling that empty space with a nostalgia race car display called "Gasoline Alley". We have quite a variety of rare and famous race cars from all forms of motorsports attending. Thanks to Upstate Cellular, the new Frantic Ford Mustang funny car will be on display outside our main entrance. They have agreed to fire the car up prior to every auction to draw people into our building. BlueTiger Racing simulators are bringing two of their units which visitors can make a donation to the charity to go for a ride. For all of you pinstripers, who THINK you can drive a race car... There is going to be Friday night side-by-side drag racing where you will compete for the Artie's Party Top Eliminator trophy!
Trane Corporation has agreed to come back and cool us all off with those portable air conditioning units. Our hotels this year will be The Crowne Plaza in downtown Syracuse and the Candlewood Suites. Both hotels have agreed to continue last year's prices for us.
Once again the REAL Artie's Party, sponsored by Xcaliber Corporation will be on Friday night. Returning this year to entertain us is the band Donna Colton and the Troublemakers! If you were here last year, you will remember their great sound, but if you need a reminder, be sure to visit their MySpace page. or check out their YouTube videos.
This year promises to be a success thanks so far to the generosity of our sponsors:
- Saves Auto Body Supply of Syracuse is providing custom painted panels.
- The Ronald McDonald House will be providing lunch and dinners for pinstripers during the entire event by a variety of delicious restaurants.
- Watkins Autobody of Holland Ohio will be bringing some of their wild finished custom panels to stripe as well.
- Richard and Janice Westlake of Westlake Auction Service will be back this year providing their auctioneering skills.
Participants this year will receive:
- Free admission to the car show all three days.
- Free parking.
- Special rates for hotel accommodations.
- Very cool event t-shirt and decal.
- Plenty of panels and stuff to paint.
- Some cool door prizes
- And most importantly- a chance to hang out with your painting buddies while helping a good cause.
If you cannot attend and would still like to participate,
you can donate a piece to be auctioned during the event.
Please send all donations by July 1st to:
East Coast Artie
1004 Plantation Dr.
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
You will receive an event t-shirt for your donation.