Nepal was recently devastated by the Gorkha earthquake, the largest natural disaster the country has seen in almost a century; it killed more than 7,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands. If you're one of the many Denverites who wants to help but doesn't know where to begin, join local non-profit Nivas and some amazing artists in giving back at the Rebuild Nepal Benefit Art Auction, which takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Crema Coffee House. One hundrred percent of the proceeds will go to Nepalese relief.Nivas is a Denver-based charity group that works on the ground in Kathmandu with local non-profit partners to provide relief in food, medical supplies, clean water, and housing to the areas that need it the most. Representatives from Nivas will be at the silent auction to discuss their philanthropy work and the strides they are taking right now to help rebuild the infrastructure in Nepal. Artists who generously donated represent everybody from the internationally acclaimed, to local Denver superstars. They are: Tom Bond, Molly Bounds, Sandi Calistro, John Fellows, Axel Geittmann, Mike Graves, Sara Guindon, Caleb R. Hahne, Andrew Hoffman, Chris Huth, Scot Lefavor, Markham Maes, Jaime Molina, and Josh Shively. "I like to make art that is generally designed to evoke some sort of emotional response, be it humorous, dark or other," Geittmann said of donating his artwork to the event, "It is a rare gift to apply art for the purpose of helping another human being."
Learn more about Nivas and the Rebuild Nepal benefit here.