2nd Annual Art Show ~ World Pediatric Project
Mark your calendars for the weekend of April 17-18 and Artful Healing! The fine art show benefitting the Richmond-based World Pediatric Project is presented by the Bon Air Artists Association (BAAA) and features Richmond-area premier and emerging artists. The non-profit World Pediatric Project links world-wide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically-ill children in developing countries in the Caribbean and Central America and is best-known here in at MCV for its separation of the conjoined twins.
On April 17th and 18th, Richmonders will be able to purchase fine original art for themselves or loved ones. Forty per cent of the proceeds from art sold during these two days will be donated to the WPP. In addition, the proceeds from a raffle of several donated artworks will go to the World Pediatric Project and a portion of the funds raised to produce the exhibit will be donated to the WPP as well. The goal of the BAAA is to raise more than $18,000 this year. A total of more than $43,000 of art was sold during our first show.
The weekend begins with an exclusive invitation-only Preview Party on Friday April 17th from 6 to 9 PM. Participating artists, the event’s Co-hosts, and supporters and guests of the World Pediatric Project attend this catered event. On Saturday, April 18, Artful Healing is open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM and is free of charge. Visitors are encouraged to visit the “Small Works Gallery”, where fine art can be purchased for very reasonable prices, and to participate in the raffle of donated art.
Last year, in its inaugural year, more than 800 people attended the exhibit and the total donation to WPP was over $17,000. This amount helped WPP to send surgical and diagnostic teams to provide treatment in a developing country and to provide health education to the general public. Alternate uses of the funds included developing prevention programs to reduce birth defects and preventable diseases, or improving hospital infrastructure and provide training and diagnostic tools.
Co-chairs of the Artful Healing Committee are: Gloria Callahan, Marti Franks, Sally Lawson and Kathy Miller.
Please click the link for complete show information: Show Info - PDF file, can be printed.
Show Photos Art Affair - Click the links below
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Album - Art Affair 2009
Album - Art Affair 2010
Album - Art Affair 2011
Album - Art Affair 2012