Celebrating 10 years of arts-mentorship in East Austin!
Grounded in East Austin, Chula League, producers of Cherrywood Art Fair, and Mondo are partnering to present the 10th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Benefit Show. The two-day benefit show hosted at Mondo Gallery will feature works of over 70 artists (Little and BIG) from Chula League’s arts-mentorship program, Little Artist BIG ARTIST.
The opening reception is Friday, April 27 at 7 PM. Attendees will have the option to bid on each of the 41 Little Artists pieces, starting at $50 each, and enjoy music, drinks with light refreshments. The funds raised at this event will go back to each of the six participating East Austin Elementary schools, keeping true to Chula League’s mission in fueling and sustaining the arts in East Austin. Gallery hours on Saturday, April 28 will be, are 10 AM — 5 PM. In addition to the silent auction, T-shirts and donation opportunities benefit Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST mentorship program.
Launched in 2007, Little Artist BIG ARTIST is a unique mentoring experience that pairs professional artists with fifth and sixth graders from East Austin elementary schools. During the ten-week, one-on-one program, each Little Artist will create two art pieces. BIG ARTISTS provide their time and draw upon their experience as working artists to teach their Little Artists how to turn their ideas into art, and their art into a business.
2018 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:
AllisonElementary, Barbara Jordan Early College Prep School, Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy, MaplewoodElementary, Oak SpringsElementary, and WinnElementary
2018 BIG ARTIST CLASS:
Allie Eileen, Allison Swarr, Amanda Leigh Creative, Avel Glaz, BDJ, Bee Amour, Bryan Rapalo's Art, Clarissa Cochran, Clementine & Co. Jewelry, David Carrales Photography, Deadly Creative, Ella Mental Charms, Frankie Furman, Garzig Design, Hannah L. Prince, Harvey English, Hotline Ink, Jeffery Miles, Jess Butler, Joan Brook Photography, Jordan Johnson, Jose Paez, Kaitlin Maud, Kristen Saksa Juen, Ksenia Dalkiewicz, Lisa Rawlinson Art, Mixed Hues, LLC, Polina Novozhenets Fine Art, Ruston Creations, Ryah Christensen, Statue Calliope, Sugar Puppet, vervex's Art, Whittled Inklings, and yarnpaintings.com