Art for The Soul Art Exhibition and Benefit Online Silent Auction

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Multi-Award Winning Laura I. Art Gallery CIC is pleased to invite you to our Annual Benefit Online Silent Auction.

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Multi –Award Winning Laura I. Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to our last event of the year to celebrate the end of a successful year through a live online event that will result in raising money for a very special project to inspire and support children in need in a unique collaboration with Future Youth Zone Children center.

With twelve curated exhibitions and with over 50k people we reached out to and with over 2000 people that attended this year, we will culminate our program of events into a celebration of good art, talent, friendship and bring inspiration to young people from Barking and Dagenham.

The event Laura I. Art Gallery is hosting will take place online and will be accessible for all art lovers across the world. It will showcase one artwork piece by each of our talented artists that we represent. All attendees will be able to bid on their favorite piece and get the chance to take it home. The works will be presented in a virtual gallery style format as well as through a private view that will take place over Zoom. This will allow bidders to view the pieces in their own time as well as surrounded by other works, as if to replicate an in person viewing. In the private view, our Gallery Direction, Laura Iosifescu, along with all of the artists will discuss each piece and give in depth background information if bidders express interest.

Our Benefit silent auction was organised not only to help emerging artists' careers and give them a chance to become part of the market but also as a non-profit organization we aim to hand out 100 gift creative boxes before Christmas to 100 children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness, and those who have additional from Barking and Dagenham. To ensure the children receive the gifts we have partnered up with Future Youth zone centre which was inaugurated by The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William with a community of over 5000 children.

We invite our supporters, stakeholders, and art lovers to bid on artworks and raise funds for this amazing project which is so much needed as Barking and Dagenham, where we are based, has got one of the highest rates of poverty and crime in London. Barking and Dagenham has the third highest poverty rate of all the boroughs in London with a child poverty rate of 37%. Similarly, 46% of 19 year olds in the area do not have any qualifications at all. We hope to bring creativity and excitement to these children and inspire them to push their creativity in all aspects of their life.

We would like to provide art packages for these kids which will include acrylic pens, canvas boards, glitter, cards, pompoms, and general craft materials. On top of this, we have tasked our artists with creating a drawing that the kids can colour in. We aim to put these all into one colouring book for each of the packages. With an environmental mindset, the books will be made using recycled and recyclable materials and the drawings will teach the children about important world causes and issues. Each of our artists play a significant role in their communities and explore different issues through their work. They hope to have a greater impact on the world, just as we do, therefore, we are all working together to provide this support for our gallery’s local community.

By bidding on a work you’ll be buying more than a beautiful artwork. You will be a social activist, improving many lives through Laura I. Art Gallery CIC’s work. So please, be generous. Help us provide inspiration and support for many vulnerable young people and their families at a critical time in their lives, after a critical moment in all our histories.

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Laura I. is an award winning art gallery that combines West End chic with a quirky East End setting to break boundaries and bring cutting edge art to a wider audience. Laura I. showcases pioneering and ambitious work by founder Laura Iosifescu and other talented artists. It also aims to take its place in the community with a programme of inspiring and innovative workshop events, promoting self-expression and creativity.

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