Photo by Nanci Hutson.
Originally Published: September 22, 2016 5:59 a.m.
PRESCOTT – The Coalition for Compassion and Justice hosted its “Art of Compassion: Changing the Story of Childhood Poverty” silent auction event at the Tis’ Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Coalition leaders and other local artists donated items that ranged from a hand-painted Boston rocker to quilts, paintings, photographs, pottery and jewelry that generated $2,198 that will be used for the agency’s Circles of Support program that provides services to benefit low-income children and families.
One of the centerpiece items of the event was a 70 x 70 quilt of houses donated to CCJ by the Mountain Top Quilters. The quilt was a raffle item and the winner was Prescott United Methodist Church member Philip Clayton.
Entertainment was provided for the two-hour afternoon event attended by about 100 people by the duo Not2Shabby and food was donated by El Gato Azul.