When Natasha heard that ArtBeat Vancouver was looking for submissions from local Artists to contribute their art for charity, she knew it was something I’d be interested in.
Founded by Scarlett Smith, Artbeat Vancouver is a non-profit fundraising society. This special event is a celebration of local music and art which raises money for a worthy cause. The evening features a silent auction of art in benefit of Esther’s Place Shelter in Vancouver as well as a portion of the funds (10%) aids Little Footprints, Big Steps.
Esther’s Place is a safe-haven 4 apartment home in Vancouver where abused women and their children can go to rebuild their life safely and securely. This safe house provides support, job training and assistance in essentially starting their life all over again.
Here in British Columbia it is estimated that last year alone, approximately 13,000 women fled abusive living situations.
Little Footprints, Big Steps is a charity that advocates children’s rights in Haiti. They offer protection and healing for children who have been victimized by abuse, homelessness, exploitation, slavery and neglect. Through services and programs they reunite children to their families, provide shelter, protection, food and education.
The event takes place this Saturday, July 25th in Vancouver from 4-10pm. There will be drinks, live music and some beautiful Art for sale. It will be a wonderful evening out for a great cause.
You can read all about the fundraising event and where to purchase your tickets here.
I was super excited and honored they accepted one of my paintings ‘Pink Friday’ (pictured above) to be included in this years event.