Art for Good

December 3, 2008 at 1:52 am Leave a comment

The best way we can use our talents is in a way that helps those in need. Many artists give a big portion of their lives and work to helping people who need it most. Whether it be with a donation, volunteer time, or simply spreading the word. Due to the state that our economy is in this year, many charities are struggling to provide the same levels of help that they have in the past, especially during the winter and holiday time.

There are several charities focused around artists’ work, one of my favorites being Ten Thousand Villages. This organization has supported the work of artists all over the world — in 37 different countries. It is one of the largest fair trade organizations in the world, and helps support millions of families by buying and selling their art. Take a look at their website if you’re stuck on what to get your family/friends for the holidays! There are some great, unique gifts on their website, and your purchase is a gift to a family in another country as well.

One of my favorite Activist artists is Ashley Cecil, who I found while searching through art blogs. She is an artist and social activist who uses her talents to communicate issues and help those in need. My favorite part is the bright colors she uses!  I also found the Worldwide Women Artists, which is a group of women artists who use their art to support charities worldwide, including AIDS victims, the homeless, and animal shelters.  They have several charitable auctions going on at a time!

In the spirit of giving, I’m going to begin a painting that will eventually be auctioned off on Ebay with proceeds going to a local Philadelphia charity. And along the same lines, I’m working on opening an Ebay gallery where pieces will be auctioned off on a regular basis. Stay tuned!


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