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ART Sale Benefits Scholarship Fund

House of Kolor® Honors Painters’ Creativity at the 2023 SEMA Show

In support of the Blazing Trails Scholarship Fund, House of Kolor will be selling approximately 30 custom-painted panels created by some of the industry’s most celebrated painters at its booth. House of Kolor created the scholarship fund in partnership with Larsen Motorsports in 2019 to address the talent shortage facing the automotive industry, specifically collision repair. All proceeds from artwork sales will go to the fund.

“We cherish the opportunity to support young talent entering the auto repair industry with this year’s SEMA Show art sale,” said Rob Mowson, Global Vice President, Marketing with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, which owns the House of Kolor brand. “Scholarship applicants and winners represent the future of auto repair and refinishing operations, and we’re proud to contribute to the mastery of their craft. It’s also heartwarming that today’s current painting gurus are helping to fund the industry’s future talent via their donated artwork.”

House of Kolor will unveil the custom panels on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 8 a.m. PDT, with the artwork available for immediate sale.

About Blazing Trails

To help identify a way for students and adults to find a passion-driven career path, we pair them with industry professionals, expose them to what REAL looks like, provide skilled non-degreed training for new and current professionals working in the industry, and offer mentorships to students and employees with industry professionals. Our mission is to connect these now trained professionals to the industry and assist with job placement. The final step is to provide financial aid to help achieve these goals.​

Our facility is located in Palm Bay, Florida, the heart of Florida's Space Coast Technology Corridor. With nearly 30,000 square feet, Larsen Motorsports is dedicated to helping create the next generation of technology-driven professionals. In partnership with Blazing Trails, we have reached over 100,000 students in all areas. We aim to connect the dots by answering the questions: What do you want to do? Why is this job important? And how are you going to get to your finish line?


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