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NOTE: In order to minimize duplication, you can read a brief history of the journey leading up to the creation of this new, charity art project in an earlier blog posting: Celebrity Art Pants: The Story (part 1)

What Is The Celebrity, Charity “Pants-4-Art” Project?

“You don’t have to be famous, have lots of money, or be anybody of any significance to do significant things when it comes to charity, you just have to have a burning desire to help your fellow man.”

(Anthony Donnelly, founder, Pants-4-Art)

The Concept:

I like simplicity, and as far as ideas go, it doesn’t get much simpler than this.

  • I am reaching out to celebrities and other famous people around the world asking for an autographed pair of their old jeans, pants, or similar item of clothing.
  • I will then paint on it, or turn it into a piece of artwork which will be auctioned off for either their favorite charity or a local charity here in Allentown, PA.
  • If other people wish to lend a helping hand and reach out to their favorite musician, actor, politician, sports person, etc., and have them send their pants to me, that’s brilliant too.

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Mission Statement:

“It is my aim to acquire enough pairs of ‘celebrity pants’ to create at least ten artistic works per year. These works will be exhibited both locally, here in the Lehigh Valley, and in other cities internationally. They will be auctioned off to raise money for charitable concerns, and create awareness and exposure for the great work that they do. I shall support myself throughout this project by finding gainful employment, or from the sale of my own artwork, in order that ALL proceeds raised can go to the causes that need it the most. I shall continue to create ‘Celebrity Art Pants’ for as long as I can, and there is a demand for what I am creating.”

The Inspiration:

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“Sell Yer Pants…! #1”

Whilst developing a win-win-win situation to help raise money and awareness for a new charity here in Allentown, PA, showcase the abundance of creative talent in the Lehigh Valley, and put my own artistic abilities to good use, I ran out of money, and also canvas to paint on.

Looking at the messy art pants I was wearing at the time, I thought it would be a good idea to cut them up and use them as my new canvas! The picture to the left shows the piece that eventually evolved from that process. It is from this first piece, I call “Sell Yer Pants…! #1” that I was inspired to develop the Charity Art Pants project.

Building upon my own personal philosophy that you don’t have to be wealthy, in a position of strength or power. or be famous, to do good things in the world and give back, I immediately jumped into action writing and emailing celebrities and other famous people asking for their clothes to paint on.

I have been encouraged and humbled by the early response this fundraising event has received from celebrities and supporters alike. I thank each and every one of your for all your help and motivation so far.

No matter where you are in life, no matter what your status, or position, we can all play our significant role in the world to help all our fellow Man, especially those less fortunate than us. Wherever you look – if you open your eyes to see – there is always, ALWAYS, someone less well off than you are. Smile, extend a helping hand, make a new friend, and make a difference.

Together, one-by-one, as a united force of goodness, we can make significant change in our world. To quote an incredibly influential and inspiring soul in my life, John Lennon:

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one…”

Please  email me for more information:

221 N. 8th Street


PA 18102



  1. I love your philosophy! If everyone just did a little to make the world a better place, it would make a huge difference. I can’t wait to hear who wore your next pair of pants. What a wonderful creative idea 🙂

    • Thank you! Every comment and like helps further boost my resolve to press further with this project. Please join my Facebook page and show support too, if you can (click the link to the upper right)

      “You don’t have to be on top of the mountain to help another person on their journey to the view at the top!” Just a smile or a wave, a simple ‘hello’ suffices. We can ALL do our part to make this a better world…


  2. Great Work!!
    Do you know how much Will Smith makes from one film?

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