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The Open Door holds charity auction to help homeless

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The Open Door, a local non-profit organization, is excited to announce that it will be holding a charity art auction to raise money to help the homeless on April 20, 2018, at the Monument National. This auction is the first of four fundraising events that The Open Door will be organizing throughout the year in order to help destigmatize homelessness and create more opportunities and solidarity for the less fortunate members of society.

Charity Auction April 20, 2018, at the Monument National

1182 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2X 2S5

From 5 pm to 7 pm, attendees are invited to view the pieces up for auction while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The auction will then take place from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Aside from supporting a worthy cause, the auction will also serve as a platform to increase visibility for art students and emerging artists who often have difficulty gaining exposure. Important galleries and more established artists from around the city will be participating as well, creating a truly unique collection of works. While there was no theme imposed on the artists, viewers will find that the participating artists have displayed a great amount of nuanced subtlety in their choices. Art collectors of all levels will have the chance to purchase original works in a variety of mediums, including print, photography, textile, sculpture, painting and more.

Funds raised by the event will help The Open Door to continue to provide aid and hope to the destitute in Montreal. David Chapman, director of the organization, says, “Hope is an elusive quality. Among the homeless community, it may feel like a distant dream. However, when one person offers the dignity of a listening ear, the patience of non-judgment, the willingness to be with a person through suffering, change can happen. When one person sees hope in another, that hope can be caught. The Open Door is a place where hope is caught.”

 

It is the hope of The Open Door that this event will help spread their belief in the transformative power of art while supporting a worthy cause. Change can occur when all members of society work to spread compassion and understanding.

About The Open Door: Established in 1988, The Open Door is a non-profit organization that functions as a drop-in centre that provides food, clothing, friendship and counsel to those in need.

4006 Avenue Dorchester,

Westmount, Québec

H3Z 1Y5

www.open doortoday. org

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