Community outreach and the arts: a perfect union in which one can literally support the other. Brought to you by the Independent Working Artists Network(IWAN) at the Bubble, For the Little Ones will unite South Floridas art and business communities to benefit the Jack and Jill Foundation. Whether youre a sponsor or simply in attendance, a massive portion of your contribution will go directly to Jack and Jill, an organization that has, since 1938, dedicated its dollars to providing resources to children in need and helping to empower them as individuals. Says Garo Gallo, who has helped IWAN put together events like these from the start: While weve done a lot for local artists, weve also always wanted to lean toward giving back to the community directly. We did a tsunami benefit in the past, and For the Little Ones is to be the first in a series of benefits that help raise money for children. Jack and Jill has done so much, from donating soccer equipment to local teams to getting into preschools the children who might not have had the chance to. Featured artists showing at the event include Rachel DeJohn, Ruben Uberia, Matthew Valera, Skot Olsen, and Matthew Barteluce, all of whom were invited to contribute prizes to an awesome raffle and whose work will be for sale. There will also be live sets by Sweet Bronco and Harvey and the Buckets, live painting, gourmet food, and more TBA (check the Facebook page for regular updates). Michael Masser and Linda Creed werent kidding when they penned the lyrics I believe the children are our future no matter what your level of involvement is, For the Little Ones is an opportunity to give back and ultimately support times ahead. Dont miss out. The Bubble is located at 810 NE Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The event happens 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Admission is $10 (includes complimentary drinks) or $25 (includes complimentary drinks plus four raffle tickets). Call 954-562-3804, or visit independentworkingartistnetwork.com.
Sat., March 19, 6 p.m.-midnight, 2011