On November 24, 2012, Around the Corner Gallery hosted the 4th Annual Art Partners Chili Bowl Fundraiser. Yesterday, the Gallery presented a check to Art Partners for the more than $2,000 raised during the event. Art Partners is a unique youth mentoring program for area youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have expressed an interest in furthering their abilities in the Visual, Performing or Literary Arts for a three-month internship. Local restaurants and individuals donated chili, while local artists and other groups made and/or painted bowls that were donated.
Attached is a photo of (from left to right) Bob Brown of Around the Corner Gallery, Lissette Riviere of Art Partners, Kyndra McMillian and Elaine Wood of Big Head BBQ, and Pat Brown of Around the Corner Gallery. Big Head BBQ’s chili donation to the event was voted 1st place by event attendees. There was a three-way tie for 2nd Place – Amelia’s, Bob and Georgian Hoshide, and R & R Sports Bar.
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who made and donated chili, to Amazing Glaze for offering the 15% discount to everyone painting and donating a bowl, and to all who attended the event to enjoy the great chili and good company. They made this a wonderful event, supporting an important program for youth in our community… SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!