Creating Art for Charity: How this Entrepreneur Spends His Time Giving Back

Tom Liguori is a San Diego-based entrepreneur-turned-artist, who creates innovative large-format cell and holographic art and donates 100 percent of the proceeds to various charities. He started selling his art in March 2017 and it’s currently on display online and at Dimensions Gallery, located in San Diego’s Seaport Village.

Tom Liguori is reinventing what’s possible in the art world through his innovative large format cell and holographic pieces. He grew up in the Bronx, New York and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College before relocating to the west coast to earn an MBA from San Diego State University. He and his father founded a mail order manufacturing business, National Pen, which grew to over 2,000 employees during his 32-year tenure, and worked with brands such as Disney, Warner Brothers, the NFL, NBA, and NHL. After selling National Pen, Liguori started a venture capital business and secured over two dozen patents.

Liguori’s dual responsibilities of research and development and marketing during his years at National Pen catalyzed an interest in developing new art techniques as a creative outlet. After six years of research and development, and creating his own paints and techniques, Liguori eventually built his “cave”, which is a vibration-free, underground studio needed for the delicate process of producing holograms and holographic art.

And, Liguori doesn’t make any profit from the art that he creates and sells – buyers are directed to three main charities (Rady Children’s Hospital, the Gary Sinise Foundation, and Mercy Ships) or they can donate to a charity of their choice.

To date, Liguori has made more than $163,000 in donations through purchases of his artwork.

 

Dimensions Gallery

 789 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

619-343-1024

https://www.tomliguori.com/

Author: So Cal Life Mag Guest Post

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