The Downtown Art Place (DAP) located in Ironwood Michigan, sponsored an invitational art exhibit, Water for Flint to raise funds for children impacted by the Flint, MI lead pipe water issue. The Water for Flint show kicked off with an opening reception on July 14 and ended on Labor Day. The donated funds will be used for critical intervention for the children of Flint whose health is affected by lead in the drinking water.
Upper Michigan and Wisconsin artists generously donated their work and an enthusiastic public supported this effort whole-heartedly and ended up purchasing art that amounted to a donation of nearly $5,000. The bonus in this fund raiser is that 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.
Peg Sandin, a watercolor artist from Ironwood, Michigan known for her fine work featuring Lake Superior and its pristine waters, was so moved by the plight of children in Flint, MI that she decided to use her art skills to do something that would make a difference.
Over 30 artists, from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, joined Sandin and donated works of high quality art. The artists who participated are nationally, regionally and locally known. Included in the artists’ donations were paintings, prints, pottery, photography, sculptures, baskets, glass pieces, and signed author books.
A PERSONAL THANK YOU: Sandin would like to personally extend a thank you to the artists who donated their work and to the patrons who supported this project. Together they made it possible for this fundraiser to be such a success.
All proceeds from the sales will go directly to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund which will be used for critical intervention. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center, founding donor of the Flint Child Health & Development Fund has been at the forefront of this issue and says “ If there was ever a time to invest in our children, it is now. Our Flint children deserve every opportunity to be healthy and successful. The creation of this Fund will further ensure that our children are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome this population–wide exposure to lead. The community Foundation of Greater Flint is a local nonprofit organization. For more info, you can check out their website at flintkids.org.
Water For Flint, Michigan Show
July 14 - Sept 5, 2016
Inspire • Visualize • Create