Toyota to Serve as Title Sponsor of the "Love Is Art Project" in Downtown Detroit

One-Night Charity Event to Be Held at College for Creative Studies on Saturday, Nov. 19

Nov 14, 2011, 11:11 ET from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

DETROIT, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will be serving as the title sponsor of the "Toyota Love Is Art Project" on Saturday, Nov. 19.  This one-night charitable art exhibit is designed to promote human rights and equality.

That evening, at the College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center, curators Angel Antonio Ojeda and Jeremy Brown will present 20 abstract paintings by 20 local couples carrying a powerful message of love's ability to transcend all forms of discrimination, varying from race to gender to sexual orientation.   The Love Is Art program is in the midst of a 12-city tour across the United States, with stops scheduled in cities such as New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The "Toyota Love Is Art Project" will feature strolling hors d'oeuvres and a bar. A number of Toyota vehicles will also be on display as well as stunning JBL audio equipment designs available during a silent auction.  

The event runs from 7 p.m. till 11 p.m., with the silent auction open from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m.  All guests must be at least 21 years old to enter, and there is a $10 admission fee, with all proceeds going directly to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).  Founded in 1980, the HRC is committed to highlighting existing inequities and defeating all forms of discrimination, while educating the public about equality issues, especially those affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender American communities.

Required attire at this event is cocktail chic.  Valet parking is available. The College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center is located at 485 W. Milwaukee Street, Detroit.  For more information about CCS, visit

About Toyota

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion.  Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit,, or

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