Project Art - Pop Up Art Gallery Fundraiser
Project Art works in collaboration with the Sunnybrook Foundation to raise money for the art therapy program that promotes therapeutic healing at the Odette Cancer Centre. This initiative was inspired by a founding member of Project Art, Emma Tushinski, and her past battle and victory over leukemia. Emma received her treatment at Odette and the goal of Project Art is to provide future patients with a creative outlet to help ease the physical and emotional stress of treatment.
In its first year, Project Art was held at the Burroughes Building and over 400 people were in attendance for an evening of artwork, live performances, music food and drinks. Dozens of pieces of artwork were sold throughout the night raising over $90,000 with all net proceeds from the event going towards art therapy initiatives at Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre.
In just over a year, the art therapy program that was created through the efforts of the first year of Project Art has already had a tremendous impact on the lives of countless Sunnybrook patients. It has allowed them to stay positive in their fight for survival.
This year, Project Art will be held on October 9th, 2014 at 99 Sudbury (King St. West area). The event will be shaped as a marketplace gala wherein local artists will showcase and sell their work with a portion of all proceeds going to our initiative. We are proud of the "full-circle" implications of the event- selling art in order to enhance an art program for cancer patients. The event will be a fully licensed and catered event that will begin early evening and run late into the night.
Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-art-in-support-of-sunnybrook-foundation-tickets-12574880807