Are you going to BlogHer ’10 this summer in New York? I can’t wait to attend. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Grace from Design*Sponge. And it will be my first flight with Baby June. But I think I’m most excited about the party that was just announced yesterday:

Kirtsy is teaming up with BlogHer to create the the much-anticipated Voices of the Year Gala and Art Auction.

Voices of the Year Gala & AuctionBetween now and the party, the Kirtsy team and BlogHer will work to transform words and images of the Voices of the Year into works of art in a variety of mediums. These pieces will be featured, displayed, and showcased at BlogHer ‘10 in New York on Friday evening, August 6th, immediately after the community keynote at a reception and Gala.  Then, THEN!, these inspiring works will be auctioned off to benefit healing action in the Gulf Coast, raising money to help fund the long-term recovery efforts the Gulf will need.

Kirtsy wants to get you involved. If you’re an artist, graphic designer or photographer, Kirtsy would love you to contribute your artistic vision to interpret the powerful words that have been chosen as winners. Are you interested? Send an email and let Kirtsy know. Seriously. You’ll get the 411 about the art display and how you can participate.

How rad is that?!

Here’s what BlogHer says about it all:

We’ll start at BlogHer ‘10 with a Gala that is a feast for the senses. Not just fine food and divine drinks; not just music…including a special guest performance still to be announced…but also a feast for the eyes, as Kirtsy will be transforming the entire space into a gallery featuring custom-commissioned art works that evoke the spirit of our Voices of the Year finalists. Those works will be auctioned off post-conference, with proceeds benefitting the Nature Conservancy, so that BlogHer ‘10, and everyone there, has the opportunity to contribute in some part to what will be a long recovery process for the Gulf.

P.S. — Wondering why I’m so excited about this? Two reasons: it’s going to be an amazing event and I’m one of the founders of Kirtsy. : )