The Downtown Art Place (DAP) located in Ironwood Michigan, is sponsoring an invitational art exhibit, Water for Flint to raise funds for children impacted by the Flint, MI lead pipe water issue.
Peg Sandin, a watercolor artist from Ironwood, MI, known for her fine work featuring Lake Superior and its pristine waters, was so moved by the plight of children in Flint, MI, that she decided to use her art skills to do something that would make a difference. She brought together a group of regional artists who also felt the same way. Each artist is donating their work to raise funds to help the children of Flint. The work will focus on celebrating clean water and its importance.
All proceeds from the sales will go directly to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund which will be used for critical intervention. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center, founding donor of the Flint Child Health & Development Fund has been at the forefront of this issue and says “ If there was ever a time to invest in our children, it is now. Our Flint children deserve every opportunity to be healthy and successful. The creation of this Fund will further ensure that our children are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome this population–wide exposure to lead. The community Foundation of Greater Flint is a local nonprofit organization. For more info, you can check out their website at flintkids.org.
The Water for Flint show opens from July 14 – Sept 5, 2016 at the Historic Ironwood Theatre (HIT) showing on the main concourse.
HIT is located next to the DAP at 111 E. Aurora St., Ironwood, MI. All art work will be available for immediate purchase.