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Art Works Now “Drink and Draw Hullabaloo” Fundraiser

Photo courtesy of Art Works Now.

Photo courtesy of Art Works Now.

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Event: Friday, May 16 from 7pm to 11pm

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Art Works Now, along with artist and educator Rushern Baker IV and Annie Rachel Wells are hosting a Drink & Draw Hullabaloo on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville, Maryland from 7 – 11 pm.

They’re asking for a $20 donation at the door which will include drinks and an Art Works’ bag. All proceeds from this event will support Art Works’ Toddler Time program; a weekly drop-in arts experience for toddlers and their parents where children experience art materials for the first time, and parents get involved in their children’s skill building through the arts.

About the Drink & Draw Hullabaloo
The Drink & Draw Hullabaloo is a rambunctious takeoff on popular events that invite patrons to sip wine and paint on canvas. Art Works uses the term hullabaloo to describe this event where everyone is invited to come and enjoy refreshments, draw, and paint with wild abandon. The folks at Art Works stress that no skills or experience are required – just the desire to have fun creating with friends.

“Last year’s Hullabaloo was so much fun!” says Art Works’ Founder and Executive Director, Barbara Johnson. “This year we’ve amped up the fun factor by moving the event outside, adding live music, and offering guests the chance to paint directly on the walls!”

“We’re so fortunate to have so many incredibly talented and successful artists here in Prince George’s County,” Johnson continued, “Rush Baker was such a rock star at last year’s event, we asked him and Annie to host this year.” Mr. Baker holds a Master’s degree in fine arts from Yale University; he is a lecturer at the University of Maryland and works with Maryland Citizens for the Arts. Baker lives in Riverdale Park with his fiancée, Annie Wells, who works at the National Education Association. Baker is enthusiastic about the event, “This is what Art Works is all about – bringing artists into the community to support creative activities in our neighborhoods, and what a great way to support their Toddler Time program!” says Baker. “People want to participate in the beautification of their neighborhoods. I’ve seen firsthand how art can bring a community together and boost economic development – which is why we need leadership who understands this dynamic and makes sure all students get to flex their creativity in and out of the classroom.”

About Art Works Now
Barbara Johnson founded Art Works Now after recognizing the need for a well-rounded approach to creative arts education. Their mission is to create a stronger community through the arts. They achieve this with affordable, content-rich art classes and programs.

The event is located at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville. For more information please visit: http://artworksnow.org/hullabaloo2014/.

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