TOMS Shoes was created in 2006 by Amazing Race contestant Blake Mycoskie in an effort to help curb poverty in third-world countries—for each pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child in need.
Though the brand has seen some sizable success, stores like Macy's, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdales and American Rag now carry TOMS, Mycoskie and co. haven't forgotten about their original objective of social conscience and goodwill, either.
Tomorrow, the Light Gallery in Costa Mesa will be hosting "Art and Sole," where custom-painted TOMS shoes by over 20 different artists will be up for grabs. Guest DJs and a live band will also be on hand to help the cause.
Full event flyer after the jump.
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Art and Sole at the Light Gallery, 440 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 515-2018; www.thelightgalleries.com. Sat., 8 p.m. Free.