Southern Arizona Clay Artists
funds for children’s
First and foremost a big thank you to all the members of SACA who gave art and volunteered for Art from the Attic, which took place Saturday, September 22 at the Tucson Mall. We guessed that we had something over 800 pieces of art for sale and prices started at just $1. We sold about 80 percent of what we had collected. The folks from the Oracle Community Center, then picked up a truckload from the leftovers and they plan to auction this art off to start a children’s art program at their facility. The remainder is being donated to the Salvation Army.
A big thank you also must go to our sponsors including the Tucson Mall (that donated the space), Two Men and a Truck (who donated two men and a 26 foot truck to move the items from storage to the mall at no charge), Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (for helping us secure the mall and passing the word out through their significant email list), and to all our collection points — Absolutely Art Gallery, Arizona Art Supply, Lew Sorensen Community Center, Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery, and Tucson Coin & Autograph.
We also want to thank the President, Jeanie Meredith of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, for organizing some helpers from an Oro Valley High School, who helped folks carry out their larger purchases. They were super and not only made some $100 in their tip jar, but also were gifted $300 toward the high school’s music project from
Art from the Attic.
Sales at the event were great, and SACA’s treasurer is working on giving us a final number, after expenses.
By October 15, there will be a grant application available online for art instructors to ask for supplies, teachers, or scholarship funds.
To contact the chair of this event email