CreateAbility celebrates artists with cards

CreateAbility was a hit at the Fall Art Show and Sale! This arts council program was one of the featured exhibits on the October 5 – 6 weekend. It fosters art appreciation and artistic skills among differently-abled adults. THANK YOU to all the visitors, volunteers and participants over the weekend!

The program earned $500 in art card sales and donations. Revenues such as this ensure the program’s longevity, and keeps the program accessible (i.e. FREE) to its participants.

Six new artists have been added to the collection of art cards. All together we will have 35 different art cards for sale by 15 special needs artists.

The display, including art samples and bios of several artists was well received. Featured above are two instructors: Sharon Bootsma and Janice White, behind the table, and artist Donna Biedler (below right) chatting with visitors.

The next CreateAbility session will be Nov. 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Quail’s Nest (Studio Building).

Shout out to The Painted Chair who are supporting CreateAbility with three new clients (with support workers) joining us from Keremeos, and by helping us sell art cards at their events. Thank you! We now have participants from Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton AND Keremeos.

Another shout out to Christine Hewitt of Central Agencies Insurance Brokers (6037 Main St. Oliver) www.christinehewitt.ca who will be selling CreateAbility art cards at her business. Drop in and see her!

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