Free Arts NYC: Summer Social Edition
Lights. Camera. Auction. On July 17th at 7 p.m., Free Arts New York, a heart-warming charity which provides mentors to underprivileged kids, held their 7th annual fundraiser that was hosted by their Junior Board. It took place at a restaurant space, Freehold, in Brooklyn.
When entering the event, I was immediately engulfed by a sense of community. From the floral photo booth wall to screens which flickered with pictures and the organizations message, the attendees’ support was palpable. The event had both outdoor and indoor locations. Inside, there were cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and most importantly, the items involved in the silent auction. Located outside was a craft table in which you were able to decorate a paper bag for elementary-aged children to bring their projects home after a “Free Arts Day.” All who saw the opportunity to be involved in such a meaningful creation leapt at the chance to participate with jubilance.
As the night came to a close, the winners of the silent auction were announced. It was notable that every bid placed was done so for the kids.
The fundraiser was of ample success and emphasized just how focused Free Arts NYC really is on providing less fortunate children with opportunities to explore creative outlets and cultivate other skills.