Call to Local Artists – Fundraising Opportunity

The Luminaria Committee of the Lower Keys Relay For Life is seeking artists to make special Luminarias to be auctioned off with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

 

Leading up to the Relay for Life main event on 6:00pm, Friday, April 17 – 12:00pm, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Key West High School Track, teams will raise money by selling Luminaria bags. Luminarias are bags with names written on them of those who have fought or are currently fighting the battle against cancer. During the Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony, votive candles are lit inside of personalized bags to shine a light on the fight against cancer. Luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event during the Luminaria Ceremony.

 

Luminaria paper bags are typically decorated using markers, photos, or other memorabilia to make the Luminaria unique and special and sold for $10. For Lower Keys Relay’s 20th year, they are looking to enhance the Luminarias and be made as sculptures in glass, clay, or metal and then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Artists will be encouraged to display their luminaria at galleries or their website leading up to the final auction event which will be held by April 2015.

 

This inspiring event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay for Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back

 

For more information, please contact Lynda Costello at lyndamcostello@gmail.com or 305-747-0844 or Melissa Evans at evansmelissa324@gmail.com or 708-921-9584.

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