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ART! Celebrating 13 years of Art Connection RI – at Shri Yoga

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Celebrating 13 Years of Connecting Lives With Art!

Art Connection RI is throwing a fundraising party to help strengthen their mission to Connect Lives With Art! We are thrilled to have the event at Shri Yoga, whose community-driven values align with their own.

Come help celebrate the positive impact of art in the community while enjoying great food, drink, music and a raffle for baskets filled with items and gift certificates generously donated by local businesses.

The event will be held on Friday April 26th from 5:30-8:00PM at SHRI Yoga Studio, 390 Pine Street, Pawtucket.

This event will be a vibrant celebration of creativity, community, and connection. There will be plentiful food, drink, live music, a raffle and more.

This year’s event will introduce attendees to the new location of Shri Yoga, a social enterprise and urban outreach service organization whose community driven values align with Art Connection. The MC of the event will be Alison Bologna, an award-winning journalist who co-anchors NBC10 News Sunrise, and founder and developer of Shri.

The purpose of this fundraiser is to help strengthen the group’s mission to Connect Lives With Art — providing original artwork to Rhode Island non-profit organizations that serve under-resourced communities. By generously donating their artwork, over 100 artists have enabled ACRI to place original art on bare walls at health clinics, behavioral healthcare facilities, and shelters, greeting their clients and patients, and bringing art into lives that need it most.

For over 12 years, ACRI has placed more than 1800 works of art with 110 RI non-profit agencies.

ACRI also sponsors an art outreach program, bringing artists to teach after-school art classes to local youth — in Pawtucket at the Boys and Girls Club, in Newport at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and in the South Providence Public Library

Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to sustaining and expanding our programs through 2024 and beyond.

Tickets purchased before the event are $45. Tickets are $50 at the door.

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