ARTDOCS (Artists Receiving Treatment Doctors Offering Crucial Services) is a local program that provides medical and dental visits for visual and performing artists and musicians. Its annual fundraiser is at The Art Club (519 Elysian Fields Ave.) Thursday, Nov. 7. The event features an art auction and drinks from New Orleans Rum and Abita Brewing Co. The auction includes work by Douglas Bourgeois, Skylar Fein, James Michalopoulos, Justin Forbes, Steve Martin, Jennifer Odem, Michael Pajon, Dan Tague, Charlie Varley, David Greber and others. Auction items can be viewed at www.jonathanferraragallery.com. Admission is $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
ARTDOCS was founded in 1999 by artist and gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and Dr. Vincent Morelli. The program has provided more than 3,000 doctor visits, and 400 dentist visits since 2011 when dental services were added. Many services are provided at Daughters of Charity clinics. Counseling services are partially covered and provided by Family Service of Greater New Orleans.