Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Call for Art Donations for The I.D.E.A. Store

 Idea1The I.D.E.A Store by the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation is hosting an art exhibit and art auction as part of their annual Gala. The exhibit will take place at Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave on April 12th-19th and the Gala on May 7th.
The I.D.E.A. Store, located at 28 E. Springfield, collects donations of materials that can be re-used for art and craft projects. We have a large stock of traditional craft items and raw objects. All proceeds of the store goes back to the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation to support the programming of giving support to the public school systems. As well, the store hosts workshops, birthday parties, and teaches the message of creative ways of Idea4re-use.
We are seeking donations of various works of art that are created from supplies from the store or in general art made from re-used materials. Artwork will not be returned to contributing artists in the event that it is not sold. All proceeds of sales will go to CUSF. There are no restrictions on location of artist, but items that are donated will be for  sale during the exhibit at Indi Go and also during a silent auction at Idea5the Gala.

 Artists are requested to submit their bio and picture (if desired) along with any business cards, or marketing materials that they wish to have included with the piece. The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

 We will accept all types of art donations including  but not limited to sculpture, Idea6clothing, home decor,  cards, crafts, jewelry, everyday items, etc.

 All donations must be received in the store, or the CUSF office by April 1st. Artists can either drop off the item at the office/store or request for a pick up on a date/time of their convenience. 

If you are interested in donating or have any questions, please contact info@the-idea-store.org or call the store at 217.352.7878 or the office at 217.398.2873. We will need the following information:

  • Type of art piece(s) you would like to donate and brief description
  • Approx value
  • Electronic picture of item (if available)
  • Whether you would like to drop off or arrange for a pick up and date/time.
Thank you for your consideration of the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation. We really hope you consider supporting us by contributing artwork towards our event.


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