Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

I can't wait for the art-a-thon!!!

Art by Meegan Barnes

ArtSeed’s 3rd Annual Art-a-thon - You are invited!

What: a fun and festive 10-hour community art-making marathon.
Why: To raise funds for ArtSeed's Apprenticeship Program, Summer Fine Arts
Intensive and scholarships for youth from Bayview Hunters Point.
Who: Open to everyone – all ages and skill levels.
When: Saturday, April 16 2011
Where: Thoreau Center’s Acre CafĂ©, in the Presidio. 1013 Torney Ave,
San Francisco, CA. Free Parking and entrance is at the rear of the building.
Look for balloons! (Map)

Event Info:

How does the ArtSeed Art-a-thon fundraiser work?
On April 16th, participants are challenged to create for as long as they can. In order to raise
funds to support ArtSeed’s education programs, participants register with ArtSeed and collect
pledges of sponsorship from friends and family for each hour they spend making art.
If you want to sponsor yourself that is fine too! No amount is too small to participate!

How You Can Participate:

Be an Art-a-thoner: Sign up to test your artistic endurance and creative stamina while raising money for a good cause. Collect pledges from friends and family to support you through
this artistic challenge. Funds raised support ArtSeed's Studio Apprenticeship program based in Bayview
Hunters Point which includes collaborative projects and sustained partnerships between a professional
artist and a child.

Invite an Art World Luminary Friend to come observe, speak, pose for drawings, or read/sign/sell books.

Be a Volunteer: There are many ways to help. Please contact us to join the fun.

Make a Pledge or Donation: Put a check in the mail; phone, fax or email us with your card info; bring these in person to the event or make a flat gift online at

Pass It On: Forward this to anyone you know who might be interested in creating art, rubbing shoulders with fellow artists or supporting an amazing grassroots non-profit.

For participants:

Registration Fee: A $15 suggested donation is asked from registrants with the ability to pay. This will give them access to the entire day of art making, workshops, art supplies, refreshments, a raffle and prizes.

Collecting Pledges: Art-a-thon-ers will ask family and friends to pledge at least $1 per hour (or as much as they feel comfortable giving) for each hour that he or she creates art, or to pledge a single flat donation of any amount. This can be done through ArtSeed's website at or with a pledge sheet (printed out and kept on your person for chance encounters with prospective donors) which will be returned to ArtSeed. During the event, the participant's time will be clocked and ArtSeed will then redeemthe pledges for the appropriate amount by sending your sponsors a description of your success.