Update: We have the local organization ‘Hands On Nashville’
as well as some news affiliates on board. A lot of my artist
friends and have created a benefit art show to helps those
in need. Poster courtesy of Dustin Dirt!
The local art community is coming together this weekend to raise funds for the Nashville Red Cross and Hands On Nashville.
East Nashville art gallery Billups Art will play host to the Nashville Flood Relief Art Show next Saturday, May 15th, 2010. The opening will begin that night at 6pm and run until 10pm at Billups Art, which is located at 1008-C Woodland Street in the Five Points area of East Nashville.
Among the local artists who will be participating in the show are Meg Winston Macfadyen, Dustin Dirt, Deez Decks, Jessica Hill, Jeff Bertrand, Brooke E., Garrett Foster, Athena Workman, Abigale Horne, Heather Walker Cecil, Jodi Reeves, Charles Clary, Michael Bielaczyc, Ash Sivils, Janet Lee, AJ Illustrations and EastNashvilleBlog.com’s own Rachel Hall Kirk.
All of these generous artists’ work will be sold or auctioned off to benefit the charities working to bring relief to all our neighbors affected by this weekend’s flood. There will also be a food drive, so make sure to bring along any non-perishable canned goods that you can spare. Many of our neighbors who are either temporarily or permanently homeless also have pets, so the food drive at this weekend’s art show will accept non-perishable pet food as well.
If you can’t make it out this weekend to the Nashville Flood Relief Art Show, please consider sending a cash donation to the beneficiary organizations. For the Red Cross, you can donate online at www.nashvilleredcross.org, or by phone at 615-250-4300, or you can send $10 by texting ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999. For Hands On Nashville, click here to make an online donation or go to hon.org for more info on HON’s flood relief efforts.
UPDATE: The date of the show has been changed from the original night of May 8th. The show at Billups Art is now scheduled for next Saturday, May 15th, at 6pm
Today, I feel very thankful to be alive and dry.
My entire city and all cities around me have been
flooded. The majority of our homes are under water
as well as many Nashville businesses. It’s very very
surreal to see this place underwater. It happened so
quickly, no one saw it coming until it was too late.
I’ve been watching the news for days and trying to
contact family and friends. Luckily, they are all
alive. Several people lost their lives, in and around
Nashville. This is one serious case of PMS that Mother
Nature has acquired. My home is dry and stable, I am very
lucky, although we are trapped here. There will be an
art show to benefit, donations will be sent to our
Red Cross chapter.