At the heart of Project Angel Heart is the free meal-delivery service created more than twenty years ago as a way to serve homebound individuals with life-threatening illnesses. Throughout the year, the Denver-based organization hosts a number of food-oriented fund-raisers to support that effort. But tonight’s event is all about creativity off the plate: Art for Life has enlisted the help of artists such as Phil Bender, Sandra Pratt, Kim English and more for an auction whose entire proceeds will benefit Project Angel Heart.
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It will also give up-and-coming artists an opportunity to show their stuff, since work from both the Art Students League of Denver and the Denver School of the Arts will hang alongside pieces by veterans of the scene. “We wanted to add something new and exciting to the event and allow our attendees to see work from emerging artists,” explains Art for Life events manager Jessica Shoemaker. While food is always the organization’s focus, she adds, the annual art auction is a great way to involve others who want to help out Project Angel Heart.
If that includes you, Art for Life runs tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $65; purchase them at the door or at www.projectangelheart.org. For more information, call 303-830-0202.
Fri., Aug. 24, 6-10 p.m., 2012