Free Admission: VSA Arts & Crafts Festival

April 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Arts, Events, Freebies

What better gift for Mom than a piece of original artwork? If you think you can’t afford it, read on!

VSA of New Mexico is holding a Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, May 2 (2009), from 10:00am – 3:00pm. FREE admission! You’ll find all kinds of affordable, handmade art work for Mom (or anyone else) in media such as painting, prints, crafts, and even papier mache. There’s sure to be something to please everyone, and proceeds directly benefit the artists.

VSA (“Very Special Arts”) provides art education and exhibition opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. The organization also performs community outreach programs and offers arts programs for children with autism and people with mental health concerns.

By the way, VSA’s Arts & Crafts Festival is being held in conjunction with the opening of their latest exhibition, “Moving in from the Margins: Works by VSA Exploratory Arts Program,” featuring “lyrical abstract works on paper,” which is opening with a free reception Friday, May 1, 5:00 – 7:00pm. As of this writing, we can’t find anything about this exhibition on VSA’s website yet, but here’s a link to past exhibitions, to give you an idea of the fantastic, high-quality artwork you’ll find there.

We would say “get out to these events for the benefit of the artists,” but we really believe you’re the one who will come away enriched.

Both events will be held at VSA North Fourth Art Center, 4904 Fourth St NW, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


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