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Visual Aid's Big Deal Art Sale and Fundraiser this Saturday

Visual Aid's Big Deal 2008

BIG DEAL — it’s the REAL DEAL! We will have a lot to celebrate on Saturday…
500 artists have donated
600 exciting works of art,
all available at a fixed price of $160 each,
also featuring a live auction with special treasures by top artists


“HOPE,” 2008, Offset Lithograph by Shepard Fairey, signed by the artist and framed

Volunteers are still needed for various tasks that need to happen starting Wednesday and continuing through the day of the show, Saturday. All volunteers receive free admission to the event, and are invited to the Volunteer Pizza Dinner and training on November 6th at 6:30pm at SomArts.Potential volunteers can contact (by email) jim -at- visualaid.org or by phone: 415.777.8242 for more information or to sign-up. They are also looking for donations of department store shopping bags that in are good shape and nylon or canvas tote bags to recycle and use for packaging art to send home with buyers.

Even if you cannot attend, please consider donating to Visual Aid.

What is Visual Aid?
Visual Aid is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by a group of San Francisco artists, collectors, and art dealers to help preserve, present, and promote the work of Bay Area professional artists from diverse backgrounds living with life-threatening illnesses.

Who benefits from Visual Aid’s services?
Our programs were created for professional visual artists residing in the nine-county Bay Area, living with Aids, Breast Cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. These artists are confronted with the difficult decision of choosing between maintaining their health or art careers. Illness often results in a loss of income and a magnification of the everyday fears that an artist, typically self-employed, has about his/her survival.

Why are services for artists with a life-threatening illness important?
The loss of income that typically accompanies an illness makes it difficult for an artist to continue making their art, and illness often forces an artist into isolation. Through our direct services, Visual Aid encourages artists to remain active participants in the creative process in spite of their illness.

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