Art with a Heart to host Home is Where the HeART is: May 18, Art with a Heart, Inc. will present Home is Where the HeART is - a “creative casual” fundraising event, Saturday, May 18, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Castle at Keswick (3355 Keswick Rd.) - Art with a Heart’s “home” in Hampden, Md.

Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art.

According to a release from Art with a Heart, more than 300 guests will party throughout the Castle complex, including the Art with a Heart office and HeARTwares (Art with a Heart’s retail/service learning store,) as well as the covered parking area and the veranda.

“We are excited, once again, to share our “home” with friends and supporters and look forward to showcasing where Art with a Heart’s work begins,” said Randi Alper Pupkin, founder and executive director of Art with a Heart.

Honorary guest and speaker is Wes Moore, a youth advocate, Hopkins graduate, Rhodes Scholar, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” became instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers.

“Wes’ book is a real life example of how important relationships can be and the difference a nurturing adult can make in a person's life,” Pupkin said.

“His message is everything that Art with a Heart is about and I am thrilled he is lending his name and his time to our event.”

The home-themed celebration will feature comfort food and cocktails from Zeffert & Gold Catering, an interactive art activity, and a silent auction and Chinese Raffle. Items include a week’s stay at a Sedona, AZ home, a week’s stay at a Kiawah Island, SC vacation home and Disney World 4-day park hopper passes, as well as a baseball signed by Eddie Murray and Jim Palmer.

Also up for bid will be one–of-a-kind garden gnomes decorated in various artistic mediums by local artists and Art with a Heart teachers and volunteers. Some of the names are as follows: There’s no place like gnome, Gnomer Simpson, Sherlock Gnomes, Til the cows gnome and When in Gnome.

Guests will also be able to purchase unique artwork, jewelry, house ware items, garden ornaments and assorted gifts, hand made by AWAH students and volunteers, and sold at HeARTwares.

The event is projected to raise $100,000 to subsidize the organization’s direct programming costs. Individual tickets are $100/person in advance and $125 at the door. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

For tickets or sponsorship information, call 410-366-8886 or visit www.artwithaheart.net.

Art with a Heart brings its 7,100 visual art programs to abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; pregnant adolescents; mentally and physically disabled adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.

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