Free: Charity Tweetup Benefiting Best Buddies NM

June 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Charity Events, Events

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This Thursday, June 11 (2009), from 6:00 – 9:00pm, join local Twitterers at a meetup to benefit a great new organization in New Mexico: Best Buddies! You’ll enjoy classical guitar music by Aaron Lewis, view the contemporary art of Chroma Studios Gallery artists, and enjoy complimentary appetizers and champagne. There’s even a silent auction, and 10% of all sales that evening will benefit Best Buddies. While admission is free, donations will be accepted.

Best Buddies is an international organization that was founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver. The organization enhances the lives of youths with intellectual disabilities by facilitating one-to-one friendships within the middle school, high school, and university setting. The organization is just getting started in New Mexico, so this is a great opportunity to learn about a wonderful, much-needed addition to our non-profit community! All donations to this 501(c)3 organization are tax-deductible.

Chroma Studios Gallery, the generous host for this event, showcases the contemporary work of New Mexico artists. It also rents classroom and studio space to artists and musicians, and its new location boasts an acoustic performance space! Current gallery and studio artists represented by Chroma Studios include Paula Manning Lewis, .carolinecblaker., Justin Simenson, Raine Klover, and many others.

Get your art on and help a great cause! Besides, champagne makes any day better!

Chroma Studios Gallery is located downtown at 600 First St NW, near the northeast corner of First and Roma, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


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