Friday, April 14, 2017

On World Art Day, April 15, Sprinkles Cupcake locations nationwide will sell World Art Cupcakes featuring edible artwork from Adrien Saporiti, Kim Schoenstadt, Maggie Michael, and Shinique Smith.

Sprinkles will donate a portion of World Art Cupcake sales—$1.00 from the sale of each—to Americans for the Arts, to continue its work to aid and advance other groups and individuals who create, promote, and support the arts.

Sprinkles locations nationwide can be found here.

About the artists

Maggie Michael, born in Milwaukee, WI, lives and works in Washington, DC. Michael’s paintings are included in several private and public international collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the United States Embassies in Romania and Barbados, and American University.

Adrien Saporiti is a designer and muralist/street artist from Nashville, TN. Though known for the iconic I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE murals in his hometown, Saporiti’s work has taken him around the world, collaborating and designing for a wide range of clients such as the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, The Lumineers, and Google. Much of Saporiti’s work is recognizable by his bold, minimalist use of shapes and colors, relying on the restrictions to enhance each element, the goal being for the design as a whole to affect not just the audience but the environment around them.

Kim Schoenstadt was born in Chicago and currently lives and works in Venice, CA. Her work dynamically explores the junctures of architecture, sculpture, color, line, history, culture, and concepts, and is in such major collections as the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the private collection of Fred Sands, among others.

Shinique Smith, born in Baltimore, MD, now lives and works in Upstate New York. Her work is inspired by the vast nature of ‘things’ we consume and discard, and is influenced by the graffiti of her youth, Japanese calligraphy, and abstraction. Smith’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues including The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others.