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Los Angeles, CA - Nov. 13, 2006 - Scion is proud to announce the Scion INSTALLATION 3 Art Show Tour culminating for the first time in Miami Beach during Art Basel. Launched in 2003, Scion INSTALLATION is a revolutionary art tour affirming Scion's ongoing commitment to support independent artistic expression. Now in its third incarnation, the national tour of INSTALLATION 3 has hit six cities in 2006 (Seattle, Austin, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Atlanta) featuring a diverse array of artists from around the world painting on three-foot long polyurethane sculptures of the Scion tC designed by Wheaty Wheat Studios. Past years of the tour have included art painted directly onto Scion xA sculptures and xB vehicles, and art created on three by eight foot canvasses by contemporary urban artists, both emerging and established.

On Thursday, December 7th Scion presents Skywalkers by FriendsWithYou, a parade featuring 12 blimps designed by FriendsWithYou, David Choe, Ara Peterson, Misaki Kawai, PaperRad, Devil Robots and Mumble Boy. Embarking at 2 PM, the parade route will move along the Miami Beach shoreline beginning at 17th Street and proceeding to The Savoy Hotel located at 455 Ocean Drive.

Directly following Skywalkers, enjoy a catered reception (until 8pm), a viewing of Scion INSTALLATION 3 at The Savoy Hotel, and live DJs. Return to The Savoy Hotel on Friday, December 8 to be a part of the official Scion INSTALLATION 3 Art Auction for charity and meet the artists themselves. The art will be on display beginning at 12 PM EST with bidding beginning at 3 PM EST. In addition to bidding on-site, buyers can bid via absentee bidding, telephone, eBay and can access on-line bidding through an online auction link at

The Scion INSTALLATION 3 Art Auction features original pieces from over 35 artists. Included will be works by rising artist Blaine Fontana, veteran artist Crash (who has changed the face of gallery graff), the distinctive Dalek, the Parisian graffiti don Andre, pervasive artist and animator Gary Baseman, legendary rap photographer Ricky Powell, agit-pop artist Ron English, painter / photographer and publisher David Choe, tattoo god Mr. Cartoon, album cover king Dr. Revolt, Miami native Books ||||, the Miami collective Friends With You, as well as Ara Peterson, Coro, Daim, Darvin Vida, Devil Robots, Dez Einswell, Friends With You, Iosefatu Sua, Joshua Mays, Keen One, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mad, Matthew Rodriquez, Mike Giant, Misaki Kawai, MumbleBoy, PaperRad, RAMM:ELL:ZEE, Rostarr, Sage Vaughn, Seak, Sever, Stay High 149, Tindel Michi, and WeAreSupervision.

Last year's Scion INSTALLATION 2 Art Auction raised over $91,000 for charity. All proceeds from the Scion INSTALLATION 3 Art Auction will go to LegalArt and ArtCenter, charities supporting young visionaries and art education. LegalArt is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing artists with affordable legal services, unique events and educational opportunities. ArtCenter/South Florida advances the practice and accessibility of contemporary visual arts in South Florida, providing affordable workspace for outstanding visual artists and a community education role, with artists teaching year-round classes for both adults and children. All purchases above the estimated value will be tax deductible.

For more information on Scion INSTALLATION 3, to view the artwork, read about the artists, or bid on a piece in the auction, visit