ART WORKS FOR KIDS: Keeping the Arts Alive in Public Schools
Friday, August 24th 7-10pm: An art show, silent auction, and fashion show benefiting neighborhood elementary school's art program
Art Works Studios and Galleries, located in Manchester, minutes from downtown Richmond is hosting a very special art show and fundraiser to benefit Blackwell Elementary school’s art program. On August 24, 2012 the featured art show will be a retrospective on childhood entitled: "When I Was A Child - artful memories of childhood". Jeff Hall, the chair of Maggie Walker Governor School Art Program, will jury this all-media art show. Artwork in this exhibit will be for sale and proceeds go to providing art supplies for Blackwell Elementary School’s art program.
What a way to start back to school, with a closet full of great supplies!
But wait, this is not just another art show and reception. Guests can bid on auction items that include: children’s room furnishings, hand-decorated by Richmond artists and gift filled baskets. Richmond child focused organizations and businesses contribute to this event and provide information and prizes.
Here’s the line-up so far:
Starting at 7 p.m.: and ongoing throughout the evening there will be children art activities, live music, refreshments, silent auction, an art scavenger hunt, and photo shoots by Captured Memories Photography
7:30 p.m.: Awards and gallery talk by Jeff Hall for the “When I Was A Child…” art show
8:00 p.m.: Children’s Fashion Show - Enter your child! Kids: Come in your Sunday Best, Dress as your doppleganger, your own invented superhero, Wear your favorite hat, anything that makes you want to strut your stuff!
Awards presented by CLOVER (Children’s Consignment in Carytown) categories: Baby (0-1), Toddler (1-4), K-5, and 6th-8th grade.
8:30 p.m.: Peoples Choice Awards Ceremony
(Guests vote for their 3 favorite pieces of artwork in the Gallery Members’
Signature Art Show). Awards presented based on votes
9:00 p.m.: Auction/Raffle winners’ presentation.
Please come out for this great community art event! We will have raffles, kid's activities, music and more!
We are thrilled to be partnering with these fabulous kid-friendly Richmond businesses:
Clover - fabulous kid consignment,
Buttons and Bows - everything for children
Perfectly Paisley - personalized dresses and accessories
Cartwheels and Coffee - playland designed with parents in mind
Plaza Art Supply - everything for artists
Main Art Supply - everything for artists
Captured Memories Photography
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