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Local Artists Come Together to Help Local Kids

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –Dozens of artists donated their time and talents this weekend for a good cause.  The 22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson.

“I just straighten out a lot of the horse shoes to different shapes and sizes and some of the stuff I do have to heat and forge,” says Gary Maupin with Rustic Forged Creations.

Maupin says word of mouth brought him to the event at Plaza Palomino near Swan and Fort Lowell.

“Once I heard about it I decided I want to come out and do the show to help the kids with anything I can.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children thrive through mentorship and other programs.

“I think we need more community involvement,” says pottery artist Linda Star Baker with Star Shine Pottery.  “We need to be able to step out of ourselves from time to time and a lot of people don’t take the time to do that.”

Some 150 artists were inspired to help in the three-day event.

“I guess I would say I’m contemporary folk art in a very colorful way,” says Regina Lord with Creative Kismet.  She attended the art show for a second time.

“They just are a great group of people and I had a great time last year so I wanted to do it again.”

If you missed the event but would still like to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, you can learn more about volunteering or make a donation here.

 

News Source: Tucson News Now

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