StyleWeek’s Auction to Benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Healing Arts Program
The Rhode Island-based fashion week has partnered with the Grace School for its first ever Student Design Art Challenge.
StyleWeek has partnered with the Grace School for its first ever Student Design Art Challenge, which involves self-portraits created by students at the school that will be auctioned off for charity. A group of judges will determine a winner and the artist of the self-portrait will receive a $500 scholarship donated by Lindsay Armstrong Mitchell. Guests who attend the event will also be able to bid on the self-portraits as part of a silent auction, which will benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Healing Arts Program. The art challenge is sponsored by CORE Cycle. Fitness. Lagree.
The Healing Arts Program at Hasbro is important to patient care and treatment. Art-making, music, dance, writing and performance have proven to reduce fear and anxiety in children who are receiving medical treatments. All of the programs that are a part of the Healing Arts Program, such as Music on Rounds, Hasbro Performing Arts, Song Writing on Six, Cartoon-a-Grams and Yoga and Meditation are all funded through philanthropy alone. These events would not be possible without the time, talent and materials the hospital receives from the community.
“It makes me so happy to be able to support StyleWeek with its inaugural event promoting student art while bringing awareness and support to the Healing Arts Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital,” says Denise Chakoian, owner of CORE. “The Healing Arts are such an important part of patient care and need to be recognized.”
The Healing Arts Program provides an escape for kids who are going through treatment at Hasbro. “It’s impossible to overstate the difference our Healing Arts Program makes, not only for our young patients, but also their families,” says Kyle McDonald, coordinator for the arts at Lifespan. “As a program that depends entirely on community support, we’re both grateful and thrilled to be a part of StyleWeek and the beneficiary of the art challenge silent auction.”
During cocktail hour at the event, eleven students from the Grace School will have their portraits on display for guests to view. The art pieces will be judged by CORE Cycle Fitness. Lagree. owner Denise Chakoian, Go Providence CEO Kristen Adamo, Providence G owner Colin Geoffroy, real estate entrepreneur Lindsey Armstrong Mitchell and Caity Villari of the Capital Grille.
Tickets are now on sale at styleweeknortheast.com.