Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We Art Boston Event Update

When: Sunday, October 20th
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston
Need more details? Check out the We Art Boston site

Back in August we shared that Godine author Joe McKendry (author of Beneath the Streets of Boston) was inspired to create a fundraising event in an effort to give back to give back to the community after the Boston Marathon bombings in April. My how time flies--this October 20th event is right around the corner!

Called We Art Boston, McKendry's event features original artwork and books personally donated from over 40 authors and illustrators nationwide to be auctioned, with all proceeds going to benefit the Boston Children's Hospital.

In addition to picture-perfect art, be sure to check out the family fun events as well. Activities include watercoloring, bookmaking, book signings & musical performances. There's even stuffed animal portraits! Bring your favorite stuffed animal to have his or her likeness drawn by a professional artist.

This image from Jared Williams' Catie Copley will be for sale at the We Art Boston auction

Godine illustrators Barbara McClintock (Animal Fables from Aesop), Glenna Lang (The Children's Hour), and Jared Williams (Catie Copley) have all generously donated original art for the online auction, which begins October 10th.

So come one, come all! Support Boston Children's Hospital by coming out and visiting  these talented artists and supporting your community while you have fun with your family. Surely a good time will be had by all.

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