The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee has partnered with the nonprofit organization No Stomach For Cancer, to host a pop-up art gallery in addition to a silent auction and reception to raise money and awareness for stomach cancer research efforts.
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The art gallery went on display Nov. 1 and will run through Nov. 29. Put together by the Pfister's artist-in-residence Pamela Anderson, curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan Jill Coklan, and No Stomach For Cancer art director Lisa Goesling, the gallery will include artwork from more than 25 artists.
“We are excited to host the first professionally curated and organized art exhibit for stomach cancer awareness and fundraising,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “Through The Pfister’s famous art gallery, we hope to raise awareness of stomach cancer and fundraise for a cure.”
A reception will be held on Nov. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel, during which guests will have the opportunity to bid on pieces included in the gallery in a silent auction. Bids can also be placed online at 32auctions.com/stomachcancerawareness.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Pfister Hotel to bring this first-ever Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Art Exhibit & Silent Auction event to life,” said Jon Florin, executive director at No Stomach For Cancer. “Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, but many are not aware of the prevalence of this disease. Through our partnership with The Pfister Hotel and this exciting event, we will be able to raise awareness and funding for our programs that serve the global gastric cancer community.”