I am happy to present the 1st Annual Art for Autism Festival in Peterborough, Ontario.
I invite you to join me for the 1st Annual Art for Autism Festival in Peterborough the 3rd weekend in June. The artists will be raising funds for those dealing with autism through the registered charity Community Living Peterborough's Wish Fund.http://www.communitylivingpeterborough.ca/index.php/make-a-difference/wish-fund
Friday, June 16, 2017 -7pm - 11pm
Sat.&Sun., June 17, 18, 2017 -11am -5pm
The Mount Community Centre 1545 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough, http://www.themountpeterborough.ca/index.php
Your attendance at this new charity art event in Peterborough needs you for the success of this premiere art event in Peterborough!
As a creative community of artists, we care about those with autism and I invite you to attend this unique fund raising event.
Your attendance to the 1st Annual Art for Autism festival will help raise funds for Community Living Peterborough's Wish Fund with the funds raised helping those with autism in the Peterborough catchment area.
Community Living has helped my two cousins, Ben and Zach Prins, who now live independently in Peterborough, as well as my nephew Aaron Cowie, who is now 12 years old. Time flies! Aaron was only three years old when I started planning the Art for Autism festival in Muskoka where we raised funds for Autism Canada over the years.http://m.muskokaregion.com/community-story/3641540-raising-awareness-of-autism-through-art
In 2016, autism is 1 in 68 children.
I invite you to the 1st Annual Art for Autism Festival in Peterborough. The festival is originated, developed, managed, and hosted by myself in order to promote artists I admire and to raise awareness and funds for autism. I invite you to my hometown of Peterborough, in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes area to a unique art event!
To raise funds and awareness for autism and artists.
Building awareness, support, and care of artists and people with autism through an inclusive art festival.
*All participating artists agree to donate 25% of their sales to Community Living Peterborough's Wish Fund.
*All funds collected from the sale of entrance tickets for the Friday, June 16th, Gala Preview Night ($60 each ticket) will be donated directly to Community Living Peterborough's Wish Fund helping those with autism.
*All door entrance fees ($10) collected for the Saturday and Sunday festival also go directly to the Community Living Peterborough's Wish Fund, helping those with autism.
Friday night is an exciting Gala Preview night! The evening will include live music, by Lily Frost http://lilyfrost.com/ in the Auditorium, and Silver Lining http://wearesilverlining.strikingly.com/ and the band 4 Front https://m.facebook.com/4FrontTSNT/in the Gathering Room! Each room will have two performances of our local aerial acrobatic circus performers, wine and hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to purchase original art by fine artists while raising funds for the Community Living. Now this will be a party!
Over 20 Fine Artists will sell their art in the Auditorium and the Gathering Room at The Mount Community Centre http://www.themountpeterborough.ca/ .
Zach Prins, local autistic acrylic artist
Ben Prins, local autistic writer
Mike Zarowsky, http://www.zarowsky.net/
Mike Smalley, http://mikesmalley-art.com/home.html
Lucy Manley, https://lucymanley.ca/
Bernie Mitchell, http://www.berniemitchell.ca/ ,
Catherine Mills, www.catherinemillsartist.com ,
myself, and many others!
Lively musicians will also entertain the festival participants and attendees on the Saturday and Sunday:
Donegal Fiddlers, http://donegalfiddlers.com/
Kim Blanchard Souch, https://www.facebook.com/HrtfltMusic/
All ticket holders at the Gala are invited to place their Gala ticket in a container of their choice in front of various donated original works of art by several artists including:
Elizabeth Lennie http://elizabethlennie.com/
Pauline Thompson http://paulinethompson.com/about.html
Ellen Cowie http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2015/07/07/peterborough-artist-ellen-cowies-collage-is-on-unique-360-degree-view-200-silver-coins-issued-by-royal-canadian-mint
and others to be announced.
The festival is generously sponsored by Business Management Services, Call-A-Cab, D.O.S.S. Copy Centre, and William Young Drywall, Bruar Inc., and McConkey Real Estate. Please contact me if you would like to sponsor this event!
This festival will grow each year and, with your attendance, it will be a successful 1st annual charity art event. I hope you plan to attend this premiere event that supports artists as well as helps those with autism in the Peterborough area!
I look forward to seeing you!
The 1st Annual Art for Autism Festival in Peterborough will promote the arts & raise funds for Community Living Peterborough's Wish Fund, directing the funds to those with autism in the Peterborough catchment area!
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