Artsyism 2017: A Backyard Arts Fundraiser for NEO Autism Speaks + The Hue Jackson Foundation

Sun 7/30 @ 12PM

On Sunday 7/30, Artsyism, one of the year’s most beautiful and creative events, happens amid the magical backyard garden of interior designer Donald Bingham Schmitt at 1579 Compton Road, Cleveland Heights. Some of Cleveland’s most creative artists will sell their work, including jewelry, art, textiles, crafts and vintage finds. There will be live music, delicious food, including a farm stand with fresh produce, and fashions by Juma.

A VIP Brunch and Preview will be from 10am-noon to benefit the Hue Jackson Foundation. Free general admission begins at noon-4pm, benefiting Northeast Ohio Autism Speaks.

In 2007, Schmitt, a nationally renowned interior designer and artist, partnered with Shari Goldberg to create Artsyism. Together they envisioned a gathering of artists showing and donating their work to benefit Autism Speaks and other organizations.

“I saw an opportunity to support causes I’m passionate about,” Don explains. “Shari helped make it happen. Artsyism allows artists to show their work in an environment of beauty and giving. At the same time they attract an audience for their work. At the end of the day, it’s beneficial for everyone, even if you just show up to walk around and appreciate the art, the food, the beauty and the people.”

The event begins at 10am with the $40 VIP brunch and preview. Festive beverages will be served and food catered by Gray House Pies, as well as the opportunity to be the first to shop, meet the artists, and tour Donald’s home. Proceeds from the brunch will benefit the Hue Jackson Foundation, which supports efforts to combat Human Trafficking in Cleveland. Tickets for the brunch can be purchased here.

Doors open to all at noon. Admission is free, and 20% of all purchases will benefit Northeast Ohio Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization devoted to family services, raising awareness and critical research.

Parking is available on Compton Road and the event will be held rain or shine.

Artsyism Facebook Page

[Written by Kendall Embrescia-Hridel]

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