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Your Art’s Desire event to benefit Community Arts Project program

Published on February 7, 2017 12:00PM

PACIFIC CITY — Your Art’s Desire: A Celebration of Chocolate, Wine & Art will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 to benefit Community Arts Project’s Art Literacy program in Tillamook County schools. It will take place at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City.

The art preview and silent auction will be from noon to 4 p.m., with no admission charge. Then 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the Chocolate, Wine & Art Celebration happens, and tickets are required.

Complementary wine, beer, sparkling cider, appetizers and desserts will be served. An art sale, silent auction, student art, raffle and live music complete the evening festivities. Artists will depict reflections on the theme of “passion” on 6-by-6-inch panels that will sell for $75. All proceeds from these sales will support Community Arts Project’s Art Literacy program. Artists will also sell studio art with 50 or 100 percent donated to Community Arts Project.

Currently, Art Literacy programs are held at Nestucca Valley Elementary School in Cloverdale and Garibaldi Grade School. Each month an age-appropriate 90-minute art education session is conducted in each classroom focusing on a famous artist or art movement. The lesson includes art history, technique and aesthetic analysis, as well as an opportunity for each student to create their own artwork in the style of the artist or art movement presented. More than 450 students are taught every month. The program is privately funded and sponsored by Community Arts Project, which also presents the children’s summer art program Slug Soup. Funding relies on special events, grants and donations of local individuals and businesses.

Tickets to the evening event are $30 advance, $35 at the door.

For information or to purchase tickets, contact 503-550-9655 or visit communityartsproject.net


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