According to the stocking-stuffed aisles of Target and snow-laden Sears commercials, the holidays are just around the corner – and Mark Moore Gallery is eager to facilitate some of the heart-warming charity that is traditional of the season. For the first time, the gallery will host a silent auction of donated artworks to raise funds for a local non-profit. A one-night exhibition held on December 17th, 2011 in the gallery, “Spread the Word” will showcase works by emerging artists starting below $100 – with special emphasis on local talent – to raise funds for 826LA!
Founded by celebrated novelist, Dave Eggers, 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 years old with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. By providing after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English-language learners, and assistance with student publications, 826LA is a pioneering non-profit focused on youth literacy, creativity and fostering unique voices in the arts.
In the weeks to come, the gallery will release more information on how to purchase tickets, donate work and/or “spread the word” about the inaugural art auction – which will also feature live entertainment and other goodies for attendees. Give more than a Starbucks gift card this season: support local artists, support literacy, and support charity.
Want to get involved early? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: 826!
Stay tuned for more information…