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Mariah Carey came out on Friday night to support her husband Nick Cannon at his 2012 Project Canvas Shoe Auction Gala at the Opera Gallery in Soho. Other notables in attendance included Peter Gunz, Big K.R.I.T., Vashtie Kola, Debra Lee, Bryan-Michael Cox and Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami

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For it’s official launch, Project Canvas held a shoe auction gala featuring Project CANVAS shoes customized by renowned celebrities, artists and lifestyle brands at the Opera Gallery in downtown New York last night. Designs by Mariah Carey w/Crystal Icing, CeeLo w/Mikael Colombu, jeffstaple, Mr. Brainwash, Audemars Piguet, Kris Markovich, Lee Quinones, Swizz Beatz, Pepsi, Stevie Williams/DGK, Ellen DeGeneres, SpongeBob, Kevin Leong  as well as select student designers from New Design High School were unveiled at the gala.

 

Some of the shoes arts on display were only available for bidding by the event attendees, including the Audemars Pieguet for Project Canvas shoe paired with their luxury Diver watch model which sold for $21,000 to its highest bidder Nick Cannon. The Mariah Carey w/Crystal Icing design was one of the highest stand alone shoes to be bid on, selling for $2,000.  
Shoes by designers such as Swizz Beatz, Ceelo w/Mikael Columbu, Ellen DeGeneres and others will be available to the general public for a week long auction online. 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Urban Arts Partnership. Urban Arts Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves difficult-to-reach youth attending Title I schools in the New York City Department of Education public school system through art programs. See ProjectCanvasShoes.com for more info on the mission of the brand and to find out more about the auction.
DJ M.O.S. was spinning and guests enjoyed cocktails compliments of Pepsi and Belvedere Vodka. 

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