Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
Careers Industries will host its third annual Art in the Garden festival event on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at its headquarters, 3502 Douglas Ave., in Racine.
More than 70 local artists will display and sell their work at the event.
Career Industries is an organization that enriches the lives of people with disabilities through work, care and community. The art at the event will include paintings, textiles, ceramics and plantable stationary is done by artists in Careers Industries’ Art and Soul program.
David Insurance Agency, Inc., of Racine recently purchased 40 paintings created by participants in the Career Industries Art & Soul Program. The paintings now adorn the walls of the office.
"David Insurance and individuals here have had a role on a volunteer as well as professional basis with Careers Industries and we’re familiar with the excellent work that they do with adults with disabilities," said Chris Antonneau, president of David Insurance Agency, Inc. "They have a great stock of talent and some of their participants have developed nice artistic abilities. Originally, they asked if we would like to display the art at our place of work because we generally work with the public and have people flowing through our office. We obtained about 40 paintings and found them to be very enjoyable throughout our whole office setting. They’re bright and colorful, and it’s evident the artists enjoy what they’re doing. Instead of looking to be a retail vendor of these items, we instead chose to permanently keep them."
The sale raised about $900 for the artists and the organization.
Proceeds from Art in the Garden will benefit Careers Industries. The public is invited to listen to music, taste wine, enjoy appetizers and bid on silent auction items.