Silent art auction supports Free Arts Minnesota

Organization uses art in work with abused children

LYNDALE — A silent auction of work by Twin Cities artists to raise money for Free Arts Minnesota is 7 p.m.–11 p.m. Saturday at Art of This Gallery, 3506 Nicollet Ave. S.

Free Arts Minnesota uses art in its work with abused, neglected or at-risk children and their families. The non-profit organization was founded in Los Angeles about 25 years ago and opened a Minneapolis branch in 1997.

Free Arts Minnesota volunteers help children express themselves through drawing, writing, music and other creative activities.

Local artists with work in the silent auction include: Amy Anderson, Kat Corrigan, Tara Costello, Jason Gillman, John Grider, Eddie Hamilton, Elizabeth Kimmel, Jamie Lang, Hugh Mann, Karen McPherson, Russ Olson, Susan Opitz, Nate Reiman and Wing Young Huie.

For more information on Free Arts Minnesota visit www.freeartsminnesota.org. For more information on Art of This Gallery, check out www.artofthis.net.