The Little Sprouts Charity Art Event is being held at Pātaka Art + Museum from 12 to 28 October 2018.
For this event over 80 amazing artists from across the Wellington region are coming together to change babies' lives! They have created special artworks and donated them to Little Sprouts - this includes paintings, drawings, mixed media works, photography, ceramic art, textile art and more.
This incredible event features both an exhibition/sale and an auction evening.
Exhibition & Sale
From 12 to 28 October 2018 all art works will be on display at the Bottle Creek Gallery at Pātaka Art + Museum.
The Exhibition is open daily and entry is FREE.
Many of the artworks are for sale during the Exhibition. Bids can also be placed in advance on artworks that have been reserved for sale at the Grand Auction Evening.
Grand Auction Evening
From 6.30 pm until 9.30 pm on Saturday 27th October a Grand Auction Evening will be held in The Spine at Pataka.
Fifteen key pieces of art will be reserved for sale at this evening - which will feature not only amazing art but wine, food, entertainment and more.
There is a strictly limited number of tickets available for $40.00 each.
It is anticipated that tickets to the Auction Event will sell out quickly.
Learn more, including how to purchase tickets, here.
Because of their generosity, and with the support of major sponsor Younity and the team at Pataka, every cent from artworks sold at this event will go to the Little Sprouts Charitable Trust.
The Little Sprouts Story
Little Sprouts is an entirely volunteer-run charity dedicated to ensuring that ALL BABIES in New Zealand get the best start in life.
What started as a small seed 9 years ago has now sprouted into an organisation that gives away over $1,000,000 worth of baby items each year to our country's most vulnerable babies.
We give away FREE life-changing baby boxes to babies in real need, like the one below, containing everything a baby needs at birth, plus extra health and safety items. We also provide safe sleeping spaces, strollers, baby baths, high chairs and more wherever needed.
Our packs go to babies selected by social workers at our incredible Charity Partners. This includes: Heart Kid NZ, the Women's Refuge, Red Cross Refugee Services, Barnardos, Birthright, Family Start programs for vulnerable families, teen parent programs such as the House of Grace, VIBE and Evolve Youth Services, the Mary Potter Hospice, the City Mission, the paediatric oncology team, hospital social workers and more.
Funds raised at this Charity Art Event will all be used to change the lives of vulnerable babies in New Zealand.
If you would like to learn more about Little Sprouts and what you can do to help please visit www.littlesproutsnz.org and follow us at www.facebook.com/LittleSproutsNZ.
You can donate baby and infant items, craft for our baby packs, sponsor packs, donate funds, volunteer and more.