“Love & Life” Art Opening and Charity Fundraiser set for Oct. 20, 2017

Heaven Art Gallery invites Valley residents to ‘Love & Life’ for a night of art and community from 6:00 p.m.‑8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 at the gallery, 7113 E. Main St., Scottsdale.

Fifty-five percent of the proceeds from art sales and a silent auction will go to support Hospice of the Valley’s New Song Center for Grieving Children, a not-for-profit that offers grief support at no cost to children and families.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is the event’s Charity Partner.

The evening features artwork from local artists, a silent auction of fine art prints and themed raffle-prize baskets with a great selection of products, gift certificates and must-have items.

New Song Center helps foster hope and renewal by providing grief support for children, teens, young adults and their family caregivers. The center also provides grief education for caregivers, community groups, schools, clergy, and health professionals.

Heaven Art Gallery, event host, is the first-of-its-kind, brick-and-mortar art gallery exclusively using digital technology to exhibit the work of hundreds of artists from around the world. Visitors can order large format, fine art prints of their favorite artworks from the gallery’s print center.

“We enjoy giving back to our community and this event brings our artists, patrons and friends together to support this worthwhile cause,” said Gisela and Randy Anagnostis, gallery owners. “Hospice of the Valley and New Song Center provide remarkable services. Every dollar we raise will benefit children and families who have no other place to turn at a difficult time of their lives.”

Founded in 1989, New Song Center for Grieving Children joined not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley in 2009. New Song’s support groups meet in Avondale, Gilbert, Scottsdale and central and north Phoenix. In addition to those groups, specialized groups are available for families grieving the death of a child and for grandparents who are grieving. Families whose first language is Spanish are served by Luz del Corazon.

Amy Hoff, Special Events Coordinator at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, said, “We are proud to partner with Heaven Art Gallery in support of this effort to support grief services for the community.”

A big thank you to everyone involved, this event was great fun and a smashing success!