Tony Roko, a native of Detroit, is a self-taught artist whose dazzling images are created from re-purposed industrial and architectural materials. “I find inspiration in the balance between creating art and preserving the innate history of salvaged materials,” he says. Roko’s works are both technically masterful, bold, and filled with color that reaches out and grabs you, and faces that tell a story you cannot wait to hear. Guests at Savor Detroit had the unique opportunity to watch Roko bring an original piece of artwork to life as he painted live at the event. Guests were also be able to browse a pop-up gallery of his work and bid on pieces during a silent auction, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Forgotten Harvest.