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Art First: VSA Texas invites you to celebrate and shop with local artists

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Come to experience the art. Enjoy the stories of the artists. VSA Texas, The State Organization on Arts and Disability, is hosting two events this holiday season:

3rd Annual Holiday Art Show
November 28, 2011- January 6, 2012
Access Gallery
3701 Guadalupe, Suite 103
Austin, TX 78705
at the corner of Guadalupe and 37th Street

Exhibition of gift and holiday items

From VSA Texas Access Gallery Website:

"Available for purchase will be affordable art pieces including cards, paintings, ornaments, jewelry, home accessories, and so much more! April Sullivan, Artworks Director for VSA Texas, says, 'We are bringing back some of the most popular items from last year and adding some exciting new work that you must see.'

Not only is all the artwork handmade and available on the day of purchase, but 70% of each sale goes directly to the artist. Your purchase will support artists with disabilities who are making their living through their creative talents."

**TONIGHT**YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO...

The VSA Texas Holiday Benefit hosted by Ten Thousand Villages
Thursday, December 15, 2011
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ten Thousand Villages
(next to Continental Club)
1317 S. Congress Avenue - Austin

Join VSA Texas and Ten Thousand Villages for a celebration of the holiday giving season with holiday cheer and holiday gift shopping!

From VSA Gallery Events Page:

"‘Tis the season to support VSA Texas, a nonprofit organization that works to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Our host, Ten Thousand Villages, will donate between 10-15% of the evening’s sales to support the programs and services of VSA.

The fair trade gift store offers colorful home decor accents, jewelry, musical-instruments, accessories, and other unique gift items. Ten Thousand Villages provides vita, fair income for artisans in Third World Countries, helping to build sustainability in their communities.

It’s the perfect time to buy all your holiday gifts, so come ready to shop fair trade! For more information please contact (512) 454-9912 or info@vsatx.org. If you can’t make it, consider making a donation!"

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