Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Annie Frind, a local Vancouver fine artist & entrepreneur, injected new meaning into those words last November and organized a fun and fabulous art-infused event at the Vancouver Club, focused on giving back to the children and families supported by The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Assistance Program.
The Art Affair took place at The Vancouver Club on November 19th. One highlight of the evening included a LIVE painting titled “Salvador Dali” from talented local artist, Jace Kim. His piece was one of 10 donated pieces that were auctioned off for charity – the result, a $10,000 donation to the Vancouver Community & Family Services Christmas Assistance Program.
“I am passionate about helping families in need,” says Frind. “And it just made sense for Art Affair to support The Salvation Army. Their work is multifaceted, and they have been doing what they do for a long time.”
The Salvation Army’s Vancouver Community and Family Services responded to 1,061 requests from families (which included 2,100 children) needing support in the 2015 Christmas season.
“We are ever so grateful for this gift from the Art Affair event,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services. “It truly helps us to make a positive difference for a wide variety of families in need in our community.”
For a visual look at The Art Affair on November 19th, visit: https://youtu.be/WJLdAh0tfMc