On Jan. 26, 2012, Artspace will host the Artreach 4 Kids’ Gala & Photo Exhibition in its newly painted building located at 201 E. Davie Street from 7-10pm. Artreach 4 Kids is committed to empowering self-discovery and enhancing education and personal growth through art. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Artspace Outreach Program, which partners with local social service organizations (this year Hope Elementary and the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club) and schools to provide constructive, project-oriented art classes for at-risk and underserved youth.
Throughout the year, Artreach 4 Kids has held monthly photography competitions culminating in the Gala & Photo Exhibition. This event is a unique opportunity for guests to vote for their favorite of these aspiring artists and purchase artwork featuring these limited-time editions. Judges will be invited to critique and score the photo entries for Artist of the Year. Winners will be recognized at the Gala and awards will be presented to Artist of the Year, Peoples Choice and Top Featured Artist.
This eventful evening will include:
- A Wine Tasting & Chocolate Pairing provided by… The Wine Feed
- Live Jazz with the Soulful and Sultry…Kim Arrington
- The best cover band in Raleigh -bar none… The Lawn Darts
- Delicious Local Food! (serving heavy Hors ‘dOeuvres and desserts)
- Silent Auction items provided by local artists and businesses
Doors open on Jan. 26 at 6:30pm; the evening’s scheduled events will take place from 7-10pm. Tickets may be purchased at (www.artreach4kids.org). General admission tickets include event entry, wine and chocolate tasting, heavy hors d’ouvres, and a photo booth ticket. VIP tickets include beverages (including the VIP food and bar stations), photo booth, and special VIP servers throughout the evening. Early ticket purchasers (by December 31) receive $10 off and a chance to win a one-night stay at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, or membership, visit (www.artspacenc.org).
Artreach 4 Kids was born out of the belief that art is an essential medium for human development and can enhance children’s learning in all areas. Artreach 4 Kids is made up of a team of passionate individuals on a mission to raise awareness as a community-based endeavor on how art empowers self-discovery and to raise funding to provide the necessary outlet in school programs that will enhance cognitive and social development in kids. For more information, visit (www.artreach4kids.org).
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