#BuyArtNotKids Auction

Art has always been the perfect way for me to relax and unwind, to draw out my frustration and a way to find myself. I try hard to encourage my boys to use their creativity and enjoy drawing, painting and sculpting.

Buy Art Not Kids’ (B.A.N.K.) is a fantastic organization that raises awareness and funds through art to support Ratanak International, a Canadian charity that rescues and rehabilitates child sex trafficking victims in Cambodia. The idea behind B.A.N.K is that art helps build up and communicate truths. They showcase art that inspires.

Their event is two fold; one to raise awareness about child sex trafficking in Cambodia while also raising funds to benefit Ratanak International.

The details:

Date: April 4th, 2014
Location: Havergal College – 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, M5N 2H9

Details: Will feature live music, performance art, raffle prizes, food, wine and auction. Tickets are $75.

You can purchase tickets online here. If you are unable to attend but want to donate you can do so here.

Here are some of my favourite pieces of artwork that I have framed around the house created by either myself or my children:

Art Can Change Everything 

Art can build up, or tear down; it can raise hope or trigger devastation. It communicates truth, or spreads lies. But can art really change the world? Without acting on it, the change that art points us towards is lost. Art itself cannot change the world, but art can change people. And people can change the world! The Buy Art Not Kids Art Auction will celebrate the connection between art and its call-to-action by showcasing ‘art that inspires’. – Buy Art Not Kids

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. Artwork is my own. Image at the beginning of the post is from #BuyArtNotKids