THE KIDS & ART FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “ART ATTACKS CANCER” ART FAIR & FUNDRAISER
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 -- The Kids & Art Foundation is pleased to announce the art fair and fundraiser, “Art Attacks Cancer” Art Attack SF is hosting the fair at their new location in the Castro and exhibiting artists will donate 50% of their sales to Kids & Art. The money raised will be used to provide stipends and art materials to volunteer artists who lead weekly and monthly workshops for pediatric cancer patients.
Artists are asked to submit work that evokes a feeling of strength, confidence, resistance, resilience, or hope through various media. Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. The Kids & Art Foundation provides free art workshops to children battling cancer to help them find healing through creative expression.
An invitation-only preview will be held on April 21, 2017 from 6-9 pm, affording guests the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists and discuss and their work during an intimate cocktail reception. VIP speakers will be announced leading up the event.
Art Attack SF Gallery, April 21-23, 2017, 2358 Market Street, San Francisco CA
Friday, April 21 6pm - 9pm | VIP Preview (Invitation Only)
Saturday April 22 12pm - 7pm
Sunday April 23 12pm - 7pm
ABOUT KIDS & ART FOUNDATION
The Kids & Art Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Burlingame, California, committed to offering the intrinsic healing power of the creative process of art making to children and families dealing with cancer. Under the guidance of caring Bay Area artists, children make art during ongoing workshops at the Lucile Packard and UCSF Children’s Hospitals and at destination workshops featuring unique and creative locations like Google, Pixar, PACE teamLab, and many more.
ABOUT FOUNDER PURVI SHAH
Kids & Art was founded in 2008 by Purvi Shah, who now serves as the Executive Director. She is the mother of Amaey Shah, who died in 2011 after battling against acute lymphoblastic leukemia for six of his nine years. Kids & Art grew from her son’s love of participating in art making throughout the course of his life. Purvi Shah was recently awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
ABOUT ART ATTACK SF
Art Attack SF, an art gallery founded in 2012, celebrates the character and artistic expression of San Francisco. Art Attack proudly features a variety of works from the hands and hearts of Bay Area artists. The gallery's unique collection of local artwork includes paintings, sculptures, and everything in between; each with its own aesthetic and message.
Art Attack SF works to engage and inspire talented artists, the local community, and its guests—striving to create an inviting environment where artists can connect with the community, and vice versa.
FOR PRESS INQUIRIES
Contact: Ethel Jimenez | ArtFair@kidsandart.org