15 Years Art with a Heart

Ten-Time Grammy Winner George Benson Performing Baltimore Benefit Concert for Art with a Heart, Nov. 12, 2015

Art with a Heart, Inc. (AWAH) will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with an evening of soulful jazz and rhythm & blues. The non-profit will host An Evening withGeorge Benson, Thursday,Nov. 12, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric in downtown Baltimore.

George Benson Performing Baltimore Benefit Concert

A 10-time Grammy winner, Benson has earned an impeccable reputation as "one of music's most enterprising and engaging stars." Best known for This Masquerade - Record of the Year, Breezin' - Best Pop Instrumental Performance, On Broadway - Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male and Give Me The Night - Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, he continues to delight audiences worldwide.

"We look forward to recognizing Art with a Heart's impressive work in the community for the last 15 years with great art, music, food and fun," - said Art with a Heart Founder/Executive Director Randi Alper Pupkin.

Presented by Transamerica, the evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine by Zeffert and Gold Catering, and shopping for unique artwork, jewelry, houseware items, gardenornaments and assorted gifts handmade by AWAH students and volunteers.

The reception also will feature a silent auction of one-of-a kind benches crafted by AWAH teachers and volunteers (similar to those that AWAH will install in 15 community parks throughout Baltimore), and a tribute to AWAH founding board president, Sarah Shapiro, who has helped launch many of the non-profit's initiatives and has been an integral part of its growth.

Doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. and Benson will take the stage at 8 p.m. Concert proceeds will directly support Art with a Heart's programming for Baltimore's vulnerable children, youth and adults.

General admission tickets, at $38, $65 and $85per person, can be purchased at www.artwithaheart.net or by calling The Lyric at 410-900-1150. Sponsorships and VIP ticket packages, which include premium seating and entrance to the VIP reception, are available by calling Art with a Heart at 410-366-8886 or emailing Rachel Auteri at Rachel@artwithaheart.net.

About Art with a Heart: Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. Located in Baltimore's Hampden community, the non-profit brings its visual art programs into schools, shelters group homes, community centers, recreation centers, permanent housing facilities, hospitals and senior facilities. Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart has grown from four small classes a week to more than 10,000 a year, along with many community-wide projects and public art initiatives.
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