Art Sales throughout February benefit South Whidbey’s Hearts and Hammers!
The opening night party, Friday, February 1st from 5 to 8 PM will feature delicious refreshments, and a chance to chat with fellow Hearts & Hammers enthusiasts, the contributing artists, and to help support this fine independent non-profit organization raise funds.
“For the past twenty years grassroots-grown ‘Hearts & Hammers’ has exemplified neighbors helping neighbors here on South Whidbey”, informs gallery co-owner, Victory Schouten. “Over the years thousands have volunteered and offered whatever they could, and hundreds, unable to care for their homes physically or financially, have been greatly helped. Hearts & Hammers volunteers have worked to keep these homes safe and useable, with respect and without judgement. It is an amazing volunteer-run organization.”
“In past years an auction and art show produced by Open Door Gallery raised much needed funds for building supplies and tools. With that gallery gone we felt the gap, and decided to move to fill it with the new ‘Art for Hearts & Hammers Benefit. We plan to make this benefit art show an annual February event.”
Over thirty of Whidbey’s finest artists are participating. To keep this benefit event sustainable for the long run sales are being divided equally three ways: one third to the artists, one third to the gallery and one third to Hearts and Hammers. In this way the artists can afford to contribute and the gallery to operate, which still raising money for a good cause. Some participating artists may choose to donate their portion to Hearts & Hammers, which will be noted on their artwork
For more information about this exhibit please contact the Rob Schouten Gallery at 360.222.3070 or firstname.lastname@example.org