Mangawhai Artists Incorporated 'Pledge Me' campaign launches at 4pm on Saturday 23 February
Fundraising begins – building the Mangawhai Artists Workspace
Mangawhai Artists Inc (MAI) is planning to enlarge their beloved Mangawhai Artists Gallery. Artist members and local people want to build a workspace to meet the demand of the expanding creativity and art in Mangawhai. A special exhibition with a silent auction followed by a live auction is the first stage of a major campaign to raise $130,000. ‘The estimated cost of the extension is higher than that,’ says Mary-Anne Boyd Chair of MAI, ‘but we have generous support of a local supplier who will help with materials’. ‘The art auction is the beginning of our efforts with a range of fantastic art and local goodies on offer. A PledgeMe Campaign will follow the auction with artists and community offering rewards for those who pledge money to support the building of Mangawhai Artists Workspace.’ Mangawhai has great artists and more are arriving as they hear about what Mangawhai offers. Mangawhai artists already offer learning and art experience opportunities but can only offer winter workshops because there is no dedicated art workspace. The winter workshops are very popular but the feedback is always – more please, and all year round. Mary-Anne says ‘our artist members are committed to growing creativity in our Mangawhai community.’
You can be part of the creative vibe and help build the Mangawhai Artists Workspace. Come along to the Special Art Exhibition and Silent Auction, which opens 6pm Thursday 24 January. You can make a silent bid and also join in the live Auction on Saturday 2 February at 5pm. Drop in to the Mangawhai Artists Gallery at 45 Moir St over Anniversary Weekend.
The PledgeMe campaign begins on Saturday 23 February at 4pm in the courtyard at Bennett’s Cafe. Check out www.mangawhaiartists.co.nz
Please put this date in your diary. LIVE ART AUCTION Saturday 2 February at 5pm Exhibition and Fundraising Auction for the MAI Gallery Extension Fund
This page is still under construction and will be added to at regular intervals. Please watch this space for news of our Pledge Me campaign, how you can help us and how to donate. Inquiries in the meantime should be directed to Lynn Middleton email@example.com