What a gloriously sunny August day! Today was Ink and Iron Fest, a benefit for Autism Awareness. I was there (outside the Shriners Building in Evansville, Indiana) to donate my oil painting Blooming Through to the charity auction. Click here to see the cool video of me painting this.
There was so much going on – car show, bike show, vendors, indie band, face painting, more!
Autism Evansville is working hard to help families affected by autism. Here is the information from their brochure. Autism Evansville “…provides programs and support such as:
- Voucher Program: Financial assistance program to help pay for support, treatments, and care
- Family Fun Night: Recreational program for children affected by autism and their siblings
- Parent Support Group: Monthly gathering to bring parents together for sharing and education
- Community Outreach: Aimed at spreading awareness to help the community better understand and accept the differences and needs of individuals affected by autism
The director, Colleen York, also mentioned several upcoming events, such as The Art and Science of Autism and a free fun day at the YMCA. Visit the Autism Evansville website for more information.
There were free activities for the kids.
And for grown up entertainment, my favorite local band RETRO SHOCK was in the house!
This tent represents HOSP-INC, Veterans Outreach Programs to help homeless veterans.
Everyone was interested in this unusual motorcycle. My husband Brent enjoyed talking to the artist who created the airbrushing on this vehicle. He’s an Army veteran who retired from the military after 20+ years of service and now does custom art on vehicles and helmets.
He won BEST IN SHOW!
Congratulations, Pooky Bogertey of PKY Custom Paint and Graphics!
Oh and don’t forget about me! This is the charity auction. That’s my oil painting she’s holding up. Check out the video and picture of it here. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my talents for a special event. Thank you for inviting me to do this, Kevin Thomas.