Friday, September 29, 2006

Art Heist, September 30th

The Emergency Artists' Support League (EASL) is sponsoring the Art Heist fundraiser tomorrow night. The evening of cocktails and hors d'oevres and sale of special "loot bags" is capped with a snatch-n-grab. Attendee "thiefs" each get a minute to select one of 150 donated works of art. "Witness" tickets are available for $25, while "thief" tickets that guarantee taking home an original art work are $200. A number of contributing artists will be in attendance.

EASL was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing urgent assistance (both monetary grants and volunteer professional services) to North Texas artists experiencing medical emergencies or other catastrophes. Since its founding, the organization has granted over $250,000 to over 100 individuals in times of dire need and has helped artists negotiate payment schedules for what would be overwhelming medical debt. Examples of aid are varied, but they share the sense of relief and support granted to the artists thanks to EASL's assistance.

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