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Buy some local art and do a world of good...this Friday!
This Friday afternoon at 4:30pm, Art For People will be holding their annual garden art show at the residence of Andy Holmes and Marine Bedard (1930 Monte Christo). According to Holmes, "There will be wine and cheese, a raffle to win a painting of your choice, and of course loads of art! We also have many travel stories to share."
Bedard, Holmes, and family recently returned from an epic bicycle journey.
The proceeds from the event will go to Art for People Projects (AFPP).
Basically, Aft For People donates a portion of all its art sales to AFPP, which is an independent organization that is overseen by The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Association, a non-profit society based in Nelson, British Columbia.
According to the group's website, since it was started in 2005, AFPP has "created and overseen several creative community projects (Casa Elisabeth Orphanage, Mexico; Huaraz Playschool and Rural Communities in the Huayhuash Range, Peru).
"Most recently, we have been involved in transporting art and school supplies to rural communities in Nepal," says Holmes. "Through donations, we have also supported Nepal House Society which provides art therapy services to children and families in Pokhara, Nepal."
Locally, AFPP has at least one grant available annually which is applied for through The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute www.kati.kics.bc.ca. This year (2010) there is one grant offered through Art for People Projects. For more information click on the grants page.
So Friday should be a good time and a great way to support a worthy cause
Says Holmes, "Come join us! Bring a friend! Kids are welcome!"
If you would like to know more about this event, email them through their webiste or call (250) 362 9177. The full-sized poster for this event is attached to this article.