“Partners in Grime” by Deanne Paskil
The Long Beach AIDS Assistance Thrift Store, 2011 East 4th St., will kick off its annual spring art fundraiser with an opening reception on Friday, April 26 from 6pm to 9pm. From that day through Friday, May 31, the store will display artwork donated by local artists, which include Dennis Asbury, Richard Bartoletti, Bigtoe (AKA Tom Laura), Cory Bilicko, Boots Bryant, Tim Butts, Colleen Funck, Help Desk, Deanne Paskil, Charles Phoenix, Johnnie Velour & Ken Wagar.
The event will also include a large selection of unique art donations from the past year, including paintings, sculpture, folk art, mixed media, photography, and more. Live music, refreshments and appetizers will also be part of the reception. The suggested donation at the door is $10.
“A Past Premonition” by Cory Bilicko
AIDS Assistance Thrift Store is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to helping men, women and children living with HIV & AIDS in Long Beach.