If you like wine and art you can help out beginning September 12th.
This fall, you can support public arts in your community while enjoying KRIS!
KRIS and Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, are partnering for the seventh consecutive year. Over the past six years, the “Art of Education” program awarded over $350,000 in grants to schools in the United States to improve academic achievement through quality arts education. Now called the “Art of Giving,” this year’s campaign is broadening its reach to focus on public art.
Beginning September 12, 2016, you will have the chance to vote daily for your favorite public art project from over 100 U.S artists who have created works in the form of sculptures, murals and installations. When the campaign concludes on October 31, the artist with the greatest number of votes will be awarded the top prize of $10,000. The next seven artists who receive the most number of votes will also receive cash prizes for a total of $25,000 in grants. Grant money will be given directly to the winning artists with the aim to fund further projects in the spirit of enhancing their communities through public art.
“Whether subtly beautiful or vibrantly jolting, public art has the singular ability to make citizens going about everyday business in public places stop, think, and through the power of art, appreciate a moment, no matter how brief,” said Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts.
Learn more at KRISWine.com/giving