S I L E N T A U C T I O N
for children and youth at risk
The SILENT AUCTION for Enjoy Art Design Group, Inc.’s creative intervention program, ArtReach, is an evening Art Benefit complete with live music entertainment and refreshments. This event is essential to raising funds for Enjoy Art’s Programs and Services to Atlanta community and municipal organizations working on behalf of children and youth who live in Empowerment Zone neighborhoods.
Effective community youth organizations help youth to beat the odds of early pregnancy and juvenile delinquency. Research indicates that one of the most effective ways to reduce children’s risk is to bond with positive, pro-social family members, teachers, or other significant adults. Arts programs have been particularly successful at attracting youth because they allow an atmosphere conducive to bonding and learning positive standards of behaviors while allowing youth to receive the positive attention from others that they crave. The research shows that arts integrated learning goes beyond the basics and test scores, and that it encourages students to become better thinkers, develop higher order skills, and deepen their inclination to learn.
Realizing the critical need for an organized art program for teens in Atlanta, in 1995 Fulton County Juvenile Courts created Art At Work, a program that employs teens, but they are limited to 20-25 participants each year (ages 14-16 years old). In 2007, Enjoy Art formed ArtReach, a creative intervention program that works with children and youth from grades K-12, and has partnered with Families First Group Homes, The Study Hall at Emmaus House, Operation Peace, AFPL Public Libraries, and served average of 60 youth each week in 2007. In November of last year ArtReach became an approved provider for Juvenile Courts Clients. However, more funding is needed to provide paid Staff, classroom/studio space, and equipment to expand our services.
FEATURED ARTISTS/CALL FOR ARTISTS
Artists from the community are donating and contributing artwork to be auctioned to help the cause. These include International Artist- Marco Razo, 'YOUR NAME HERE', Maximo Pizarro, Cynthia Streater, Inobe, L-, and more to come. Paintings produced by teens and children in ArtReach Workshops in Atlanta during the fall of 2009 will also be auctioned to help raise funds at this event. A Form for Art Submissions is attached should you decide to particpate. Please complete and reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to: email@example.com. Feel free to pass this information to other Artists. The deadline is November 1, 2009.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5th, 2009 8pm-9pm – Open Bidding and repeating slideshow of EADG Activities 9pm- 9:15pm – Introduction/Welcome-Emcee and Enjoy Art Staff 9:15pm-9:20pm – Slideshow of Enjoy Art Impact (and Needs) 9:20pm-9:40pm – Guest Speaker- Beatrice Copeland, Program Director/The Study Hall 9:40-9:55 –Recognition of Artists and Introduction of Event Entertainment 9:55pm-10:30pm – Inobe Performance 10:30pm-10:45pm – Giveaways & Donor Recognition 10:45pm- 11:00pm – Thank You, and Event Close