Artists’ Luncheon Raises Funds for Charity
On Saturday, March 9th, the Heart of Pinellas Decorative Artists (HPDA) will host their annual luncheon at Faith Presbyterian Church in Seminole. Creativity abounds as members select themes and decorate tables with hand painted items and centerpieces. Baskets and art pieces are also raffled off to support the club’s philanthropic efforts. Luncheon tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased by contacting Carlie Schutte at email@example.com. This year’s luncheon co-chairmen are Chris Wolfe and Jacki Gehring. They stated that last year’s luncheon raised over $6,000.00 and was a sold out event. They anticipate this year will surpass that amount.
HPDA has over 80 members and is the local chapter of the international group, the Society of Decorative Painters. In addition to hosting painting workshops in all mediums and encouraging art education in the community, the group has participated in various philanthropic projects including painting and filling ditty bags for the homeless, painting treasure boxes for Shriner’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and donating to local food pantries and the SPCA. The club is currently meeting at Oak Ridge Wesleyan Church, 11000 110 Ave. North Largo on the second Saturday of the month. President Toni Hoffer invites anyone interested in the decorative arts to join the group. All skill levels are welcome from the beginning to the advanced level. For more information visit the HPDA web site at www.hpdafl.com.