Advon Real Estate Hosts Artful Charity Benefit for Arlington Food Assistance Center
Advon Real Estate and Green Drinks Arlington of Falls Church, VA, for the seventh year in a row organizes a benefit to inspire the community to embrace Local and Free-Trade artists while bringing awareness to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), Thursday, March 23rd from 5pm-9pm.
This fantastic opportunity gives local artists the opportunity to showcase their talents and contributions to sustainable efforts while being able to give back to the community- hence the donation to AFAC and an otherwise free event for the community is what the 7th Annual Heart+Pints Bazaar is all about.
With such a successful event in the years past, we have added more local artisans and hope to arouse the senses with food, fun and creativity while bringing awareness to the AFAC’s ever present mission of feeding the hungry in our community- which happens to be a good portion of Arlington County residents who need extra help with food not just seasonally, but throughout the year.
The event will be held in the artist inspired Pallette 22 4053 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206 on Thursday, March 23rd from 5pm to 9pm. A non-perishable food item is recommended to gain entrance to the event and will directly benefit AFAC. Pallette 22 is generously donating a portion of the bar to AFAC and holding Happy Hour specials for the duration of this public event. Various local artisans will be proudly displaying their creations which include items ranging from fine art, fused glass, pottery, photography, jewelry to paintings. A silent auction to benefit AFAC will also be held during the event. Please bring cash or checks; as only a few vendors will accept credit cards. Entry can be gained with the suggested donation of a non-perishable food item and all proceeds from the silent auction sales, as well as the non-perishable food items will be donated to AFAC. Last year over 500 lbs of food were donated and $2,500 was raised for the program. Over the last seven years, over $17,000 has been raised across all charities highlighted at this event.
Genevieve the Broker of Advon Real Estate is also the co-founder of Green Drinks Arlington, the group who has hosted this event since its inception. As part of the international Green Drinks Organization, Green Drinks Arlington is a social and professional networking group for like-minded individuals who work in an environmentally conscious field. Green Drinks highlights sustainable venues around Arlington and host speakers who feature various discussions in the topics of environmental stewardship, sustainability, health, new policy and the energy efficiency. Genevieve Concannon and Marina Ospina are the founders of this Chapter of Green Drinks and coordinate and host all events at rotating venues around Arlington.Genevieve Concannon, Founder of Advon Real Estate has hosted this event for the past 7 years as a part of Green Drinks Arlington.
Our neighbors in Arlington have truly come to enjoy the Heart+Pints Bazaar. I started this event out of love for a lost friend, who left the world too soon, and I wanted to spark love for her art and embody what community is about with an event that captures art and community. I think she would be proud." - Genevieve Concannon
This lively, local event enables us to showcase local artisans from the Arlington area while bringing together community in a way that empowers the AFAC organization to gain awareness. Now, over the past seven years we have successfully brought attention to the AFAC organization that is local and a part of the community that we live, work and play in.
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