We're excited to partner with Chula League to present the 11th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Benefit Show. This unique art showcase will feature works of over 70 artists (Little and BIG) from Chula League’s arts-mentorship program - Little Artist BIG ARTIST.
The opening reception is Friday, April 26 at 7PM. We'll be celebrating 11 years of arts-mentorship - there will be dancing, drinks and delicious bites during the reception. Attendees can bid on each of the 41 Little Artists pieces, starting at $50 each. The funds raised at this event go back to each of the six East Austin Elementary schools, keeping true to Chula League’s mission in fueling and sustaining the arts in East Austin. In addition to the silent auction, T-shirts and donation opportunities benefit Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST mentorship program.
Launched in 2007, Little Artist BIG ARTIST is a unique mentoring experience that pairs professional artists with fifth and sixth graders from East Austin elementary schools. During the 10 week, one-on-one program, each Little Artist create two art pieces. BIG ARTISTS provide their time and draw upon their experience as working artists to teach their Little Artists how to turn their ideas into art, and their art into a business.
“At Chula League, we invite local artists to enrich the underserved arts community in East Austin. Our 11th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Benefit Show helps us showcase our artists and share the heart of our mission with the Austin community.” - John Mathew Bernal, Board Chair of Chula League
With the support of the Austin community, Chula League is able to foster the evolution of local artists through their Little Artist BIG ARTIST mentorship program, Professional Development workshops called Cultivate, and by offering affordable art events such as Cherrywood Art Fair. Join Chula League and Mondo at the 11th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Benefit Show on April 26 and help empower the local art scene.
2019 AUSTIN ISD PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:
Allison Elementary School, Barbara Jordan Elementary School, Blackshear Elementary School, Govalle Elementary School, Maplewood Elementary School, and Oak Springs Elementary School
2019 BIG ARTIST CLASS:
Alitexas Photography, Allie Eileen, Allison Swarr, Almost Real Things, Artwork by Rachel Dennis, Ashdel, Avel Giaz, Battani Design, BDJ, Becca Gordon Art, Brave Ceramics, Color Cartel, David Carrales Photography, Ella Nilsson Art, Frankie Furman, Garzig Design, Holineink, Joshua Clements, KEMISART, Kirsten Lofgren, Mandy Colbert, Maurice Vellas Art, Mixed Hues, Monisha Saggi, OldNewMiddle, Red Planet Pottery, riot of passage, Sarah Annie Navarrete, Sasha Knight, Sugar Puppet, The Afro Gypsy, A Functional Democracy, The Factory Press, The Miles Collective, Thomas Turner, Tovah Pentelovitch, Trish Monsters, Yarnpaintings