The Budding Creativity Charity Event
As some of you may know, every first Friday of the month in Knoxville is reserved for events downtown. Some of the events are art galleries, concerts, parades and dinners. For this September's First Friday, AIGA Knoxville decided to put on our annual Budding Creativity Kids Art Show and Benefit.
We hosted the event in one of the Old City's coolest underground hideaways - The Basement Community Art Studio. This space is such a unique concept and had it been around when I was a kid, it would have been my only after school activity! It is an art studio with classes for kids and adults alike so we thought it would be the perfect venue to hold the art auction in.
Displayed on the walls were kids art pieces and on the tables were professional art pieces for purchase. The day of, I put my crafting skills to the test by creating tissue paper flowers and a hand-lettered sign for outside.
Overall, I'd say the event was a success though we did have leftover professional art I wish we could have sold. We raised over $500 in about three hours for a local school's art program and had a blast doing it!
AIGA Knoxville is a non-profit for professional designers to network, share interests and grow in our fields. AIGA's next event is Tuesday, September 20th at Wild Love Bakery. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information!