18 – 23 September 2017 “Hope” Canvas Initiative and artWEEK Exhibition in support of Central London Samaritans

Be part of creating artwork for charity. The “Hope” Canvas Initiative is challenging artists to see how quickly they can create an artwork for sale on a canvas 20cm×20cm, with the theme of “Hope.” Any medium can be used as long as it is completely dry. The canvas will be sold during the artWEEK Exhibition in support of Central London Samaritans.

artWEEK exhibition

18 – 23 September 2017
at the Virgin Money Lounge, 30-31 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4EX

featuring works from:

Catherine Ingleby
Geoffrey Harrison
Lindsay Terhorst North
Robert Lee Davis
Sue Hoar
Susana Bravo
Terry Beard
Tony Short

The exhibition will also include a talk given by Robert Lee Davis, artist in residence, entitled: “How I Found My Purpose Through Art” on Saturday 23 September at 1pm, at the Haymarket Lounge.

100% of monies received from the sale of the “Hope” Canvas and portraits drawn will go to the Central London Samaritans. Alternatively, you can make a direct donation to the “Hope” Canvas Initiative and artWEEK Exhibition Virgin Money Giving page.

Tags: #Art4Sams, #HopeArtCanvas

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Call for submissions

If you are an artist, create your “Hope” Canvas, download the YADA App to your phone, register your involvement and grab the packaging information and read the guidelines.

The deadline for receiving your “Hope” Canvas is Thursday, 14 September 2017.

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Central London Samaritans

Central London Samaritans is the only emotional support service in London open round the clock, every day of the year. Each year this charity receives over 100,000 calls for help. They listen, give people the time and space to work through their problems and find their own way forward. The charity does not receive any public funding and relies solely on fundraising events and their volunteer force.


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