Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Philly Urban Arts Circle Fundraiser

Inner City elementary art teacher Gabrielle Boyce was allotted $0.50 per student for the entire school year. No, that wasn't a typo, $0.50 for the entire student per year; doing the math, a youngster couldn't even make a piece of macaroni art on that budget. In the past Ms. Boyce has raised funds before to supplement her already ailing budget of her art classes at Sharswood Elementary School, but at no time as today has her budget been so meager.

What's this: I hear here you say, "that's horrible" and "I want to help." Well here's your chance: this year on Friday, Oct. 1st, Gabrielle Boyce will be hosting a fundraiser at Red Hook Coffee & Tea. There will goodies to bid on from local shops and restaurants in a silent auction and art to purchase off of the walls. If you're a Philadelphia native, you can stop by and pick something up for a good cause. If you're a local artist, you can donate a piece of art, whether an original or a high quality reproduction. Not in the area, but want to help-out anyway? There is an address above where you can send a donation- a donation of any size would go a long way to help this underfunded arts program.

Local Artists: Contact me at ryanfriant@gmail.com and I will reply with submission form and further details. You may drop-off your work 9am-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday and at 9am on Friday to the lobby of:

The Market St. Design Center
2400 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Market St. Design Center is near 30th St. Station and has a mural of a whale on the side of it. 9AM FRIDAY WILL BE THE ABSOLUTE LAST TIME TO DROP-OFF WORK. Images do not need to be framed, but should be display ready (i.e. some means to hang the work) and the art should be fairly easy to install. All unsold works will be returned to their creators. Thank you so much if you are able to participate!!