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ARK in Berea: Cleveland artists are combining with area collectors and galleries to contribute to the Haiti earthquake aid efforts with a rolling online charity auction called ART AID. It is being operated through the eProSellers division of Cache Turn Solutions in North Olmsted, Ohio. This is a unique opportunity for the public to help raise funds for the victims in Haiti, while acquiring a valuable work of art at a fraction of its original price.
The ART AID auction was the idea by David and Renate Jakupca, Founders of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA). Their aim is to raise as much money as possible for the people of Haiti. The ART AID event will be an opportunity to buy a wide range of art work which will include paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and cards, at prices to suit every pocket.
"I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Clevelanders to promote conscious sustainable consumerism and to benefit Haiti’s earthquake relief,” Renate expressed in a statement. "I am so grateful for the local support that has been shown for this ART AID fundraising initiative and for the compassion being demonstrated in the Greater Cleveland Area for the plight of so many who have been affected by the tragedy in Haiti," Ms. Jakupca said.
The island's catastrophe has been on the minds of many and the outpouring support for Haiti that has emerged from the Greater Cleveland community of artists has been truly moving, and many people have committed themselves to keeping the momentum alive behind the call for ART AID.
ART AID project may all so bring all contributing artists together in the 2010 One World Day event at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. One World Day, founded in 1946, is the annual celebration of Cleveland's ethnic diversity. It was the brainchild of Leo Widenthal, a prime force behind the creation of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. “Our hope is that through their experience with iceality, participants will continue to take compassionate action with their talents, becoming donors in the larger shared humanitarian project of promoting a sustainable global culture of peace“. David stated.
Details about the Cleveland ART AID auction for Haiti may be found at: http://www.TheICEA.Com
-People can bid on items on: www.eprosellers.com
-People can drop off art work c/o ART AID at the eProSellers Store
-What if I don't have the money to donate/bid and I want to help out?
-PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Not just about this auction, but also about the relief fund and earthquake in general!
-All proceeds will go to UNICEF or American Red Cross for its existing programs of humanitarian work with children in Haiti.
eProsellers is your locally owned and operated eBay drop-off store providing a simple, fast and convenient way to sell items for ART AID. Simply bring in the items and we do the rest.
23420 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, Ohio
How to Help the Haiti Earthquake Victims:
Donations can be made online or $10 donations can be made by texting "HAITI" to 90999.https://my.care.org/
Donations can be made online.
American Red Cross
Donations can be made online.crs.org
Haitian musician Wyclef Jean's foundation is accepting online donations.americares.org
$5 donations can also be made by texting "HAITI" to 25383doctorswithoutborders.org