It’s no surprise that when an event comes around that combines art and a good cause, I can’t help but get a bit giddy. This Saturday I hope you’ll join me by making a trip down to Union/Pine for Avenues for Art, an art auction benefiting New Avenues for Youth. New Avenues is a Portland non-profit that provides support for at-risk and homeless youth in our community, offering a continuum of outcome-based services that empower homeless youth to exit street life and that prevent other youth from becoming homeless.
Original art work by young artists experiencing homelessness and professional artists will be up for bid from 7-9PM, raising money for New Avenues for Youth’s Artist Mentorship Program. A $10 donation gets you two drink tickets and a chance to see/bid on some amazing work. It’s just good all around.
Visit their event page for more details about the auction, New Avenues for Youth, sponsors and the participating artists.