11th Annual Art Show for The Arc Tampa Bay
Hosted By Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass
Join in for a special art show for The Arc Tampa Bay! Bay area neighbors are invited to a special art event being hosted by Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass in Safety Harbor to celebrate the work of talented artists. On Wednesday, August 7, the art gallery, located at 247 Main Street, will present “Special Art by Special Hands.” This free art exhibit features the work by local Harborside Studios artists, the art studio of The Arc Tampa Bay which provides an artistic home and platform for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event is scheduled to run 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This week’s’ showcase marks the 11th year for the art event with 100% of proceeds from art sales to benefit Harborside artists and provide art supplies for future work. Guests are encouraged to donate art supplies at the event in lieu of admission. An art drive station will be available to receive donations in the form of crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, frames and canvases.
“Our talented artists are so lucky to have the generosity of Susan Benjamin and Syd Entel Galleries hosting this event in partnership with WEDU,” says Madison Orr, Hauenstein, Executive Director of The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation. At the event, artists from Harborside Studios will greet visitors and be on hand to talk about their art with all work on display in the gallery available for purchase and 50% of each sale paid directly to the artist. “Be sure to get here early as the artwork flies out the door,” says Susan Benjamin, co-host of this year’s event.
The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation was established in 1981 to help support the mission and financial future of The Arc Tampa Bay. The nonprofit has helped raise greater awareness for the group, its financial needs and various innovative and rehabilitative programs it offers to the developmentally disabled. For more information about The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation or to learn more about how you can get involved to support their efforts, contact the Foundation at 727-797-8712 or visit their website at thearctbfoundation.org