The Hill Country Charity Art Show began with three local artists, Anna Johnson, Nancy Yarbrough and Paula Lay, asking the question: How can artists give back to their community? Over a few cups of coffee and a little paint-slinging, the answer became clear: A charity art show that gave part of its entry fee and sales to a worthy cause. Not only would artists be contributing, but community members who bought artwork would be benefitting their community in two ways: Their purhase would support the art community and the good works of a local non-profit. Buyers would leave with a piece of art they loved and the good feeling of knowing that they had had a positive impact in their community.
This was an idea that inspired us to look for a non-profit that we had experience with and knew to have a life-changing impact in the lives of children. Our choice? Vault, a local charity whose volunteers work tirelessly to assist families choosing to love and care for children in the foster system, and families seeking to adopt.
This year the monies raised by The Hill Country Charity Art Show will be used to provide financial grants to help offset the high cost of adoption (an average of $20,000-$30,000 in Texas) and to provide neccesities like beds, carseats and other equipment to families receiving foster children on short notice. We are proud to partner with Vault to help children find loving homes.