Art & Creativity for Healing will hold its 19th annual fundraiser with A Monte Carlo Casino Night on Saturday, October 12 at AV Irvine.All proceeds will support the nonprofit’s emotional healing programs through art and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.
This year’s ‘Party with a Purpose’ includes casino gaming, 200-plus item silent auction, wine wall, heavy hors d’oeuvres, candy table and a variety of live entertainment at the organization’s primary fundraiser which has sold out for the past five years.
Funds will support the organization’s Art4Healing® workshops provided at no cost to over 40 Southern California-based Nonprofit Partner Agencies dedicated to homelessness, domestic violence, human trafficking, military, seniors and children and teens struggling with abuse, illness, grief, and stress.
During the evening program, Jody Marcon will be recognized as Facilitator of the Year, KidWorks OC as Nonprofit Partner Agency of the Year and Kay Hodges as Volunteer of the Year.
Community leaders Michelle Moreno and Sue Stinson are event co-chairs with catering by 24 Carrots. The colorful evening will include live painting by Jesse Pierpoint, live music by singer/songwriter Ryan Heflin and music/dancing with DJ Andy Nation.