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Art show to solicit donations for food pantry, help starving artists

Coinciding with the Historic Downtown Manassas Fall Gallery Walk on Friday, November 6th, marketing and creative firm Imagine will be holding their first annual CANNED: A Show of Art & Compassion group art show in their facility at 9415 West Street in Manassas.

The show is open to the public, and doors will open at 6pm. While admission to the show is free, donations of non-perishable food to Northern Virginia Family Service (SERVE) are encouraged.

The show will highlight unique contemporary art from artists in and around Manassas, with all pieces on exhibit for purchase. The concept for the event is to spotlight young artists, while asking the community to come together to help in giving food to the many families in need throughout Prince William.

“This show is to show artwork that would not normally be shown during the Manassas Gallery Walk,” Imagine President Rebecca Vaughan-King explained, “and to support artists while they are living.”

The event will showcase 10-13 artists, each presenting a unique style and choice of content. Many pieces will be on canvas; however, some artists have taken to using skateboards, scrap wood and other materials as their canvas.

All sales on the artwork will go directly to the artists; Imagine will not charge artists to participate.

“Even though Manassas is a very arts-friendly community, making a living from artwork is still nearly impossible,” Imagine CEO Patrick King said. “This event is our way of helping to make it just a bit more possible.”

Refreshments will be served throughout the event. For more information, please visit www.imaginedc.net/canned or call (703) 873-7740.

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