Pinstripers’ Charity Panel Jam at AutoRama

By Maureen Smith

Published in: Update - Issue 1 - 2015 »   
A yellow lab puppy wearing a Future Leader Dog bandanna sits on the floor in front of a mini convertible car at AutoRama

Year after year, custom car enthusiasts from all over the country flock to Cobo Center in Detroit for the country’s largest premier custom car showcase—AutoRama. Hundreds of custom cars are on display for people to enjoy, but tucked away in the back corner of Cobo is where all the excitement happens throughout the weekend.

Each year, the Motor City Auto Art Mavens host the Pinstripers’ Charity Panel Jam. Over 100 talented artists are invited by the Mavens to create custom artwork onsite that will be available for auction. The artists are from around the country and volunteer their time—and all of the artwork they create. The artwork, which ranges from panel art to faux vintage signs, is auctioned off to benefit Leader Dog. Since 2009, the Mavens have raised over $271,000 to benefit our programs and services.