On Sunday, April 8, the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel of Andover will hold its first-ever fine arts and craft show.
The event was sparked by two temple members, Judy Eskin and Laurie Cox-Schreiber, who wanted to highlight the talent within the local community, and the Sisterhood agreed it would be a new way for members of the community to connect with the temple.
The Sisterhood tries to include a charitable component to each of its events, and as such will hold a raffle to benefit YWCA art programs for survivors of domestic abuse and school-age girls.
Artists have been recruited from throughout Andover, North Andover and surrounding towns.
Mediums include: photography, jewelry, chocolates, beauty products, paintings, floor mats, greeting cards and pottery among many others.
Admission is free, and food will be available for purchase. The event will include a craft table for children while parents browse.
Each participating artist has donated an item or gift card for the raffle.
Since April is Domestic Violence Awareness month, proceeds from the raffle will help fund the national Clothesline Project. This project brings together survivors of domestic violence to create T-shirts that are displayed in public spaces such as libraries and police stations to raise awareness about domestic abuse. Proceeds will also help fund after-school art programs at the YWCA by providing funding for art supplies.
If you go
What: Fine Arts and Craft Show and raffle
Where: Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road
When: Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information: Contact Judy Eskin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel, contact Jillian Dubman at email@example.com.