ARTvision Atlanta Names
Lost-n-Found Youth new Beneficiary
Artists from around the world representing numerous modalities
will donate pieces in support of the charity that works tirelessly
on behalf of the city’s homeless LGBTQ youth
(ATLANTA :: 22 June 2016) ARTvision Atlanta is pleased to announce that Lost-n-Found Youth has been named as our event’s official beneficiary.
Lost-n-Found Youth (LNFY), based in Atlanta, works to move homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth (up to age 25) off the street and transition them in to more permanent housing. LNFY operates a 24/7 hotline, a Youth Center, a six-bed 90-day housing facility, and a host-home program. LNFY is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency actively working to take homeless LGBTQ youth off the street.
“We are thrilled to have been named this year’s ARTvision beneficiary,” says Rick Westbrook, LNFY’s Executive Director. “Community support is the lifeblood of Lost-n-Found and people like Will Pollock and his artists and volunteers make it possible for our LGBTQI youth to have a chance at a safe and happy future.”
“After a year on hiatus, ARTvision returns to commemorate our 10th anniversary by supporting the great work of Lost-n-Found Youth,” adds Will Pollock, AV’s director, founder and curator. “Lost-n-Found Youth gives all of our artists, volunteers, sponsors and donors the chance to support an organization doing critical work within the LGBTQI community.”
ARTvision will follow the same proven fund-raising method, he adds. “We will once again host a gala event in mid December where we’ll offer beautiful, original art pieces for donations directly to LNFY.”
This year’s ARTvision theme is “Palladium: Design of a Decade,” which will serve as both a retrospective of 10 years of work and a look ahead to new endeavors—both for our artists and Lost-n-Found.
ARTvision & Pizza for Good BackgroundFounded in 2006 as an offshoot of Will Pollock’s annual New Year’s Eve pizza party, ARTvision events (and related Pizza for Good parties) have raised more than $60,000 for multiple charities. “We expect that figure to go much higher this year as we all rally around Lost-n-Found,” Pollock says.
Published in late 2014 by Agate Digital and later in paperback, Pizza for Good tracks the evolution of ARTvision—which began as a small, online function and morphed in to a stand-alone event. Pizza for Good is an award-winning, mission-based cookbook with 20+ themed recipes, stories and cooking tips that will help you turn America’s favorite food in to a fund-raising force.
Here’s a whiteboard explainer video on how it all fits together:
If you’re an artist and would like to either volunteer or have your work make a difference, please contact Will Pollock directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about submission dates, our gala event and more, stay tuned artvisionatl.org and our Twitter and Facebook feeds. Buy the book at pizzaforgood.net and please support our charity: lnfy.org.