The Apex Arts Council (AAC) will hold the second annual version of the largest art show on its yearly calendar. The Artists for Animals Faire is scheduled to take place on April 20 at the Cloer Family Vineyards in Apex. The event is expected to showcase as many as 100 artists in as many artistic disciplines as possible, and benefit animal rescue groups around the area.
The idea for the event came from local author Belea Keeney, now tasked as Producer for the Faire.
“I wanted to do something really special,” she said. “This just seemed like a logical way to bring us all together for some good causes.”
Half of the profits of the Faire will be donated to three local animal rescue groups. A special committee within the AAC will meet later in February to choose the recipients of these donations and an announcement of the names will be forthcoming.
“The concept of using art as a means to benefit animal rescue efforts was so compelling we could not help but do it,” said AAC President Bob Crowley. “Then the location provided us with such an expanse of space we had to find a way to fill it.”
Artists expected to display their talents at the event will include painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, bands and many others. The concept is to fill the day with as many artistic disciplines as possible. Along with this, since the focus will benefit animals as well as art, a number of cows, sheep, horses, chickens, ferrets, cats, dogs and other species will be attending and eager to meet our human visitors. Art and literature will be available for purchase, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption and the vineyard will have wine for tasting and purchase.
Admission to the event is free. This day at the Faire should prove to be entertaining, educational and fun for all. Selected vendors will provide coffee, soft drinks, snacks and ice cream for purchase.