Basner Fine Art donates artwork for charity

Spread The Word Nevada raises $700,000 at annual Storybook Gala

Basner Fine Art continues its community support at Spread The Word Nevada 's 20th annual Storybook Gala at ARIA Resort & Casino by donating an artwork for the live auction. This year's Storybook Gala raised over $700,000 for the educational efforts of the Las Vegas non-profit.


The donated artwork was the "Morgan Library I" in New York, a stunning example of architectual photography and storytelling at its best from Mario's award-winning library series.


The winning bidder is excited to take home the "Morgan Library I"


Spread The Word Nevada is a children's literacy nonprofit 501 C corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada's at risk, low-income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.

Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 7 million new and gently used books to more than 672,885 low-income  youth in Nevada.

The theme for this year's gala was "Cinderella". A spectacular evening from beginning to end featuring musicians from the Las Vegas Philharmonic , complete with the wicked stepmother and stepsisters.  


Spread the Word Nevada makes it possible for all of Nevada's children to experience the magic of books. Learn more about this amazing organization here:



March 4, 2023