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Solar Artists Fight Hunger during Holiday Open House
Solar Arts Building artists will Light Up the Night for holiday shoppers and local art lovers during a weekend long event with an opening reception on Friday, December 14th from 5 - 10pm.
This event is an exclusive opportunity for guests to purchase original art from private local artist studios. Many art forms from a broad spectrum of creative work and styles will be represented during this three day event.
"We are doing something special this holiday season," said Duane Arens, owner of the Solar Arts Building. "It's still our first year of being open and we want people to come check out what we've done."
The 98 year old building was recently refurbished, topped with 108 solar panels, a 92% efficient HVAC system, all new windows and the most energy efficient fixtures available. The Solar Arts Building hosts Indeed Brewing Company, over two dozen artists/creative professionals and a third floor event space.
Guests can expect to see art demonstrations and spotlight seminars on Saturday with open hours from noon- 8pm. On Sunday SAB's professional artists community will host brunch for all guests to enjoy from noon - 4pm. Browsers and buyers alike can marvel jewelry, paintings, glass-work, photography, multimedia and more.
"The variety in price, style, media are what I enjoy seeing in the studios of my fellow artists,” said Lynn Fellman, multimedia artist in the Solar Arts Building. "All the work is made with care, professionalism — and all very unique."
The goal is to have everyone bring at least one canned food item or cash donation that night, with the ultimate goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food for area families in need. The proceeds will go to benefit Eastside Neighborhood Services.
Food shelves like the ones that operate under the Eastside Neighborhood Services have agreements with large food banks that allow them to leverage cash donations. For every dollar donated, ENS can purchase $10 worth of food to meet the needs of local residents.
"This event is called Light Up the Night, Light Up a Life, we gather to enjoy art and work to help those in need!" said Mike Schardin Solar Arts Building public relations.
For more information visit www.solarartsbuilding.com.