Third Annual 'Art for Charlie' Art Show and Auction Coming to East Lansing

CREATED Oct 21, 2013

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The third annual Art for Charlie Art Show & Auction will take place Nov. 14, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Ave.

The event is named for five-year-old Charlie Waller of East Lansing, who has an inoperable brain stem tumor. The Art for Charlie Foundation was created in 2012 as a 501(c)3 charity to promote awareness of the need for trained hospice and palliative care for children, as well as the needs of families facing this kind of tragedy, and the importance of art as an expression of life. Funds raised support children with life-limiting illness and their families.

An estimated 400 people attended the 2012 Art Show & Auction, raising nearly $50,000! Proceeds helped Hospice of Michigan create a new “Quality of Life” fund providing free patient advocacy, grief counseling and more to families from East Lansing to Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Port Huron and surrounding areas. Additionally, Sparrow Hospital in Lansing received $20,000 to promote training in specialist hospice care, while teachers at seven schools in mid-Michigan received $1,500 to purchase art supplies for classrooms.

Professional and amateur artists from around the world and in our own community have offered superb works of art for auction, including original drawings, watercolors, acrylics, oils, photographs, prints, pottery and sculptures. Local businesses also have donated items for a silent auction, including weekend resort packages, wines, health spa certificates, dinners at the area’s top restaurants, and some exclusive deals unavailable on the open market.

We have wonderful sponsors supporting this event: Jackson National Life, Mayberry Homes, Michigan State University Radiology Department, Marriott at University Place, Meijer, and HopCat Brewery of East Lansing.

Tickets are $30 and available online at www.artforcharlie.org as well as at all Schuler Books & Music locations. Admission to a children’s art show running Nov. 11-14 in the lobby is free. For those who wish to stay over, discounted room specials at Marriott at University Place are available at www.artforcharlie.org.

 

SOURCE: Karen Schroeder, Mayberry Homes