The Naples Art Association supports several organizations and events this season that involve people with social, physical or developmental barriers to creating works of art. The next of these is "Big Impressions by Little Artists," a fun-filled evening at The von Liebig Art Center featuring a live auction of paintings by toddlers and pre-schoolers.
"Art is intuitive to each one of us, regardless of socio-economic status, training or natural ability, and is an expression of who we are," says Aimee Schlehr, executive director of the Naples Art Association.
Events produced by partner organizations such as Collier Child Care Resources emphasize the fact that every person is intrinsically artistic. "I think people will come away from this reception with a better appreciation for art as a language form, and this event is especially impressive because preschoolers are producing these fantastic works of art," Schlehr adds.
"Big Impressions by Little Artists" takes place March 7 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person and include hors d'oeuvres, a wine bar and entertainment.
The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1954 by local artists, its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys.
The NAA operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays in season. For more information, please call 239-262-6517 or visit http://naplesart.org.