Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park hosts inaugural “Art & Appetizers” fundraiser on August 22

by Contributed Content on August 11, 2015

The first annual “Arts & Appetizers” fundraising event presented by the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park will be held on August 22, from 5:00-9:00 pm at a private home in Atherton.

“This event brings together several top local gallery artists, and showcases various art styles and media. Guests will enjoy wine, heavy appetizers and desserts as they browse and buy from the artists. A silent auction continues throughout the evening,” said Holly Hansen, event chair.

Artists include oil painter Karen White and pastel artist Teresa Ruzzo, both of whom show at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos. Another artist Susan Fast designs and creates jewelry that can be seen at The Main Gallery in Redwood City. Two Wanderers Fine Art Photography (Sergiy and Galyna Pecherskyy) will show photos of the West. Jeff Davison of Wood Turning Obsession will display a variety of wood bowls and other wood crafted items.

Ticket price for the evening is $40 per person.  A percentage of the artist’s sales and the silent auction will help the Kiwanis Club raise funds to help local organizations. Tickets are available online or by calling (650) 324-1868.

This gala is just one of many events Kiwanis sponsors throughout the year. Through the purchase tickets, and a percentage of art sales, this event supports many local programs and organizations, including scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School graduates, Special Games for physically challenged youth, Rebuilding Together, St Anthony’s Dining Hall, Tour de Cure of Diabetes, and Key Club of Menlo-Atherton High School.

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