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Gateway Area Acura Dealers Support Local Military with Live Art at 2016 St. Louis Auto Show

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gateway Area Acura Dealers (GAADA) will be hosting a Live Art Show at the 2016 St. Louis Auto Show January 28-31 to kick off its "Great Cars. Great Cause." campaign. In support of the local military, the GAADA will be donating to the Fisher House Foundation.

The Gateway Area Acura Dealers provide a brand-new 2016 Acura MDX to serve as a canvas for art-duo Rather Severe at the 2016 St. Louis Auto Show.

Along with Acura's ongoing national Military Appreciation Offer, the GAADA will donate a portion from every new Acura sold to the local Fisher House, a non-profit organization that provides "a home away from home" to the families and caregivers of the U.S. servicemen and women during their time of need. The fundraising initiative will be going on from Jan. 28 to Feb. 29.

"We are blessed to be able to support our community, especially members of the military," says Tom Fogerty, general manager (GM) of Mungenast St. Louis Acura and association president.

Art-duo Rather Severe will begin hand-painting a unique and patriotic mural on a brand-new 2016 MDX inspired by the campaign. Since 2010, the team has worked together to "bring [their] combined aesthetic styles to the world of murals, illustrations, and public art, in an effort to inspire the community and enrich the experience of being in public spaces." 

"The 2016 MDX is already a work of art, so we are excited to see what Rather Severe can do when they take it for a spin," says Steve Brown, GM of Frank Leta Acura.

The Live Art Show will begin on Jan. 28 at the Acura booth #10. The auto show is also offering military discount days that include $2.00 off adult admission for all active duty military and active members for the reserve.  After the auto show, the "Great Cars. Great Cause." MDX will be on display at Frank Leta Acura and Mungenast St. Louis Acura from Jan. 31 to Feb. 15 and Feb. 15 to Feb. 29, respectively. 

About Gateway Area Acura Dealers:
The Gateway Area Acura Dealers consists of three dealerships throughout St. Louis and Springfield. For more information, visit To learn more about the GAADA's military involvement, visit 

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