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SAN ANGELO – Hospice of San Angelo has two major fundraisers a year. Next week, Cal Tech will sponsor the nonprofit organization’s 2nd Annual, “It's About Life & Art,” event, August 17- 19 in the Ballroom of the Cactus Hotel.

Gina Councilman, Hospice Executive Director, stated the event has grown, both in numbers of artists attending, to pieces of artwork.

“This year we have 45 artists, among them Raul Ruiz with about 185 pieces of art available for sale,” said Councilman. 

Last year’s Art Show which consisted of painters, sculptors, photographers had 31 artists with 120 artwork pieces. 

“We’re excited to see this event grow as we had a lot of people come out last year,” concluded Councilman.

The event gets underway Thursday, August 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with an Art Demo, featuring Pat Koenig. Koenig will demonstrate how to do an oil painting. 

There is $30 required to register and space is limited. 

“The Art Show & sale then starts Friday, August 18 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  On Saturday, August 19 it goes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.” Councilman said. 

With a portion of the proceeds going toward Hospice, last year the nonprofit organization was able to raise $4,000.

For reservations on the Art Demo, or more information, call 325-658-6524. 

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