The Ukraine Relief Project
The Portsmouth Arts Guild is happy to support this worthy cause. Please read below for detailed information on how you can help. Please send images of your donated artwork to email@example.com and we will post on this page.
Ukraine Relief Project
Information for Artists and Donors to Silent Auction
Who we are: Ukraine Relief Project – Aquidneck is a chapter of the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project, a 501(c )3 organization founded in 2022 to help the citizens of Ukraine who are enduring the war. To learn about our “parent organization,” Jamestown Ukraine Relief Organization, please check this website: https://www.jamestownukrainereliefproject.org/
Why we chose to do a silent art auction: At our fundraiser last June we raised over $20,000. Of that, nearly $10,000 was from the silent auction. This, combined with previous donations, provided enough to completely renovate a room in an old building in Lviv to create an art studio for children who have moved to this relatively safe city to escape the worst of the war. The studio will be used for art therapy.
What our proceeds from the art auction will support: We are continuing to raise funds to benefit Ukrainian children who are struggling through this prolonged war. Our current focus is funding camperships to a children’s recovery camp in Ukraine and iPads for children to use for remote learning, since so many school buildings have been bombed and cannot be used. To learn about the Ukraine Children’s Action Project where we are donating our proceeds from the art auction, check this website: Ukraine Children’s Action Program
How to donate: Our upcoming silent art auction will be held from 3-6pm on October 14 at the Elks Lodge (141 Pelham Street, Newport). Please request a fillable electronic form from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please deliver your art between noon-2 pm on October 14 to the Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham Street, Newport. At the entry desk you will be given a number which should be put on the entry form, on your artwork (side or back is OK), and on the bidding sheet. If you are unable to deliver art on October 14, let us know to make other arrangements.
Please call Linda at 401-842-9827 with any questions.
We and the children of Ukraine thank you for your donation.
Four Hearts Foundation
In conjunction with the Emerging Artist Show, we will also be holding a Silent Auction on Mar 12th 2-7pm to benefit the Four Hearts Playground Foundation. This organization has been working tirelessly to raise funds to build a new all-inclusive playground in Portsmouth RI. This innovative playground will be designed and curated to include fun, challenging and handicap accessible features to foster an environment where all children are accepted and nurtured. Members of the Portsmouth Arts Guild are invited to donate ONE piece of art where all proceeds will be sent to this amazing fundraiser. Intake for this silent auction will be held at the Portsmouth Arts Guild Hall until March 10th. There is no entry fee. For more information on this project see https://fourheartsfoundation.
Rendering of the proposed Portsmouth Playground