Need to raise money for a great cause? No problem, just tap into Mount Dora’s artists’ community.
That was the idea when Artisans on Fifth decided to join the fight against breast cancer six years ago. The local artists’ co-op is the organizer of “Bra-Vo,” a fundraiser for no- or low-cost diagnostic testing and treatment for breast cancer in Lake County.
Bra-Vo has turned into an event which, thanks to its small army of inspired artists, businesses and residents, has raised over $28,000 for the cause.
Bra-Vo is once again calling for artists of all levels to create masterpieces on supplied art bra forms. In the past, creations have gone from the whimsical and outrageous to stunningly beautiful and inspiring.
Artists return their completed forms to be exhibited in the gallery at Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Money is raised by auctioning the creative forms during a public reception. Additional funds are collected by one-dollar ballots cast for people’s favorites. The public is encouraged to vote often to aid the cause.
Artists interested in participating in Bra-Vo can pick up their bra form and entry packet at Artisans on Fifth during normal business hours at 134 E. 5th Avenue. Artists can choose from a female half torso or full male torso. The entry fee is $35 for artists and business entries start at $60. Art bra forms are due back by September 26th at 5 p.m. and will be part of the exhibit from October 6 through October 28 in the gallery at Mount Dora Center for the Arts (MDCA). The public is invited to visit the gallery and vote either in person or online at www.Bra-Vo.org.
Bra-Vo 2018 Gala Reception for artists & sponsors will be held on October 12th at MDCA located at 138 E. Fifth Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public.
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