Yesterday I (Laura) was on Facebook and a post came up from the local food pantry. They had a great story about a local girl who was selling her ART to raise money for the local homeless members of the community. There was an adorable picture with the post showing the girl, Hailey, with the table full of donations she had been able to purchase with the monies raised by selling her ART to family and friends and the people who happened upon her stand. It was such a heartwarming post…I was sure that we could find a way to help her access a wider audience for her charitable works in the community. I posted a quick invite to bring her ART to the Gallery and immediately there was a reply from her Mom. They were happy to have the invite…and we set up a visit for the next day.
This afternoon Hailey and her Mom came to visit the gallery. It was a wonderful time…..the look of pride on Hailey’s face was awesome to witness while she hung up her ART on the wires at in the Young Artist Gallery…and off she went to check out the rest of the space. She made three new pieces of ART that she asked to be shown at the Gallery, they are available to purchase right now….(pictures to come soon) …and within minutes of her ART being hung…..the two beautiful pieces she brought were purchased……more funds for the great cause she has chosen to support. There will be a donation jar available at the Gallery soon…..and Hailey and her Mom are excited to come back and visit….they even spoke of maybe coming back this week!!!!