Gala to honor the late Jay Shapiro offers financial aid for young artists.

Gala to honor the late Jay Shapiro offers financial aid for young artists.

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The Jay Shapiro Arts Legacy Foundation will host its third-annual Art for a Cause Gala on May 9 at Mason Murer Gallery in Atlanta. For the first time, the Spruill Center For The Arts and WonderRoot will also be a part of the event.

“We are absolutely thrilled that the Spruill Center and WonderRoot are joining us to make the JSALF Art for a Cause Gala a truly community-wide event,” Andee Shapiro, co-founder

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and Chair of the Jay Shapiro Arts Legacy Foundation, said. “Now, high school juniors and seniors from the entire metro Atlanta region will have the opportunity to submit their artwork and compete for our college scholarships.”

The Foundation – named for late Atlanta leader Jay Shapiro, part-owner of Binders Art Supplies and Frames and selfless volunteer – continues to build on its mission of removing financial barriers to emerging members of our visual arts community in their higher education pursuits. The annual Gala is the primary means of raising awareness and fundraising for scholarships that support young local artists.

Scholarship applicants’ art will be on display alongside pieces donated by local organizations and individuals, for sale in a “silent auction” format. A portion of all winning bid proceeds will go to support the Foundation, which also awards grant money and/or art supply products to qualifying organizations in need.

For information on purchasing tickets – $40 in advance and $50 at the door – and directions to the Mason Murer Gallery visit jaylovesart.org, call (404) 237-6331 ext. 200 or email info@jaylovesart.org.

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