Local artists present “Sunflowers for Ukraine”

The Plano Art Association and Richardson Civic Art Society have teamed up to help the people of Ukraine.  On Saturday, April 16, they will host a special art exhibit featuring sunflower-themed subjects from more than 60 local artists.  It will be held at the Event 1013 in the Downtown Plano Arts district from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Downtown merchants and sponsors will be flying Ukraine flags all day. Members of the Plano Symphonic Orchestra will also be performing throughout the afternoon.

All money raised will be donated to Sunflower of Peace, an established and vetted Ukrainian charity. The organization provides medical and humanitarian supplies to doctors and paramedics in Ukraine.

“As concerned artists, we all feel a need to do what we can to help the people of Ukraine,” Plano Art Association President Gene Dillard says. “By creating this special tribute artwork, we hope we can make a meaningful contribution to the cause. We really encourage folks in the area to come see this beautiful sunflower artwork and make generous donation bids.”

A silent auction, with a “buy now” option will be held throughout the day. The live auction featuring selected artworks will begin at 5 p.m. Unsold artwork will be available to purchase online for two weeks following the event.

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