Make art, benefit Arc of Greater Boone County at Creativity Uncorked

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Guests paint at a previous Creativity Uncorked event. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

The Arc of Greater Boone County is offering a fun, relaxed way for people to create a piece of artwork while benefitting the community through the third annual Creativity Uncorked event.

“We are a service provider for people with special needs. We’re affiliated with a national organization, but we’re a local chapter,” said Karlie Rudbeck, marketing coordinator for The Arc. “We offer various services, such as art programs, employment services, literacy classes, etc.”

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. April 28 at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St. It benefits the Arc Artisan Program.

“An Arc Artisan is someone who seeks services from us in some other capacity and then voluntarily gets to be involved in the art program if they choose to do so,” Rudbeck said. “Through that they learn to create art they can sell and give money back to themselves. We teach them about how to create art and sell it to the public.”

Participants are invited to come and go as they wish. Instructors will be available to help inspire creativity. Each person can create their own, unique piece of art.

“You can select an open spot, and they’ll come around and get you started. It’s not like you’re having instruction the whole time. They’ll be available for help and questions,” Rudbeck said.

Tickets are $30 per person and include admission, two wine tickets and appetizers. Items have been gathered throughout the community to be bid on during a silent auction.

“We have silent auction items we’re gathering from the community,” Rudbeck said. “Some will be in a raffle-type format where you drop your ticket in a bucket and then those winners are drawn. Then the others are more like a traditional silent auction.”

To purchase tickets visit, thearcgbc.org.

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