Free Arts Virtual Art Auction Raises Over $80,000

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona held its first ever virtual art auction on Oct. 21-26, and 71 beautiful works of art sold, raising $80,483 for the nonprofit.

“The funds raised will be used to support Free Arts’ programs as we move forward during and after the pandemic transforming children’s trauma into resilience through the arts,” said Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director of Free Arts.  “We couldn’t have done it without all the local artists who donated artwork and the community’s participation. We appreciate your continued support!”

A special thanks to the Frida Kahlo Presenting Sponsor, Edward Jones, and the auction’s featured artist, John Randall Nelson.

Free Arts is very close to meeting the generous $10,000 match from the Obruzt Ling Foundation. Donations are still being accepted for the matching gift and can be made by visiting our site.

Founded in 1993, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a non-profit organization which transforms children’s trauma to resilience through the arts. Free Arts programs include creative elements that promote safety, self-expression and a sense of belonging. Free Arts programs are delivered by 900 volunteer mentors and artists who serve more than 8,000 children annually through partnerships with 43 social service child welfare agencies at 100+ sites across Maricopa County.

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