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Artists sought for fundraiser to support local grassroots animal shelters

Three charities to benefit from the rental fees, profits stay with the artisans. Open to all!
September 5, 2018
Photo by Koen Eijkelenboom on Unsplash

Concordia’s students, staff and faculty are constantly coming up with new community engagement initiatives. This time around, two friends have come together to lend a helping hand to our animal friends.

Antonella Nizzola, a career advisor with the Student Success Centre, and alumna Susan Molnar are organizing an art fair next month to raise money for local animal rescue organizations.

“We thought it would be a great way to nurture our already awesome (and very generous) Concordia community spirit while supporting a cause that’s close to our hearts,” says Nizzola.

The three charities that will benefit from the money raised are: Bell’Anima in Verdun, Pussie Patrol Cat Rescue on the Plateau and the Frontier Animal Society in Stanstead.

The pair are renting tables at the fair to artists, who can use them to sell their work throughout the day. The fees are $50 for staff and faculty, and $25 for students and seniors.

“All the rental fees will go to support local grassroots animal rescue agencies, but everything you make selling your art is yours to keep,” Nizzola says.

The art fair will take place in the atrium of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV) from noon until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23.

So far, 10 tables have been rented, but Nizzola says there’s plenty of room still available for interested creative types.

“We’re also looking for items for our silent auction and raffle,” she adds.

If you’re interested in renting a table at the fair, contact
Antonella by email. Otherwise, stop by the EV atrium on Tuesday, October 23 for the Animal Rescue Fundraiser.

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