Downtown Appetite for Art On July 26th

The Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood Association is sponsoring this event and it benefits the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. Here is a relevant N&O article.

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Saturday, July 26, 2008, the Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood Association (HGBNA) will host its fourth annual “Downtown Appetite for Art.” Raleigh’s most popular summer charity event will once again showcase local artists and businesses that have joined together with their downtown neighbors to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County.

The public is invited to “Downtown Appetite for Art,” which will be held at Marbles Museum. Organizers hope to once again raise enough money to fund the Boys & Girls Clubs’ art programs. Highlights of this year’s event:

• Live art auction featuring local and national artists
• Silent auction of fabulous art, trips, tickets to sporting events and sports memorabilia, spa packages, gift certificates, and much more
• Food and wine from favorite Raleigh restaurants – The George, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Mura, and the soon-to-be launched Solas
• A reunion and rare performance by the band Arrogance

Tickets are $50. Visit to purchase. Tickets purchased at the door will be $100.
Last year, “Downtown Appetite for Art” drew more than 550 participants and raised nearly $65,000.
For the third year in a row, the event raised funds to provide financial support for the entire Boys & Girls Clubs’ visual and performing arts program, serving more than 4,000 area youth from its seven locations.

For more information about attending the event or becoming a sponsor, please contact Roy Attride at, or 919.389.6726.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Open every day after school and on Saturdays when kids need positive, productive outlets, the Boys & Girls Clubs fill the void with structured, enriching and exciting after-school programs.

Since 1967, volunteers have made it possible for the Boys & Girls Clubs to serve over 4,032 youth 6 to 18 years of age in seven locations across Wake County. The Boys & Girls Clubs is a 501(c)3 organization and depends on individual and corporate investments and volunteers to accomplish its mission.

Thanks, Scott.

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  1. Just saw a number of the organizers working on plans for the event last night at Helios. Includes a few co-workers of mine. I missed the event last year but am definitely interested in checking it out. Time to make room on the calendar.

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