A group of young artists create a Jackson Pollock inspired splatter painting at 4Cats Art Studio. Their artwork will be sold in a silent auction at Grounded Coffee Shop on June 28

Kids raise money for kids in Nelson

Grounded Coffee House annual art sale set for this Thursday

There won’t be much visible wall space at Grounded Coffee House this Thursday.

As part of it’s fourth annual “Grounded Gives to Kids” fundraiser, the Vernon Street coffee shop will be decorated with about 70 pieces of artwork, created by local children at South Nelson elementary school and at 4Cats Art Studio.

“All the individual art has a coffee cup theme,” explained Grounded owner Sasha Kitch. “The students at South Nelson painted their coffee cups on wood, which makes them really unique. At 4Cats they did amazing Andy Warhol-style coffee cup.”

Also on display will be two large Jackson Pollock inspired splatter paintings created by groups of children at 4Cats.

All the art was donated to the event and will be sold with proceeds going to the Kootenay Kids Society. The individual artwork is $35 and the splatter paintings will be sold in a silent auction.

“I’m hoping some business owners will come and bid on the splatter paintings for their office,” Kitch                        said.

Grounded will also donate every dollar it makes selling coffee and food on Thursday. Kitch hopes to raise over $3,000 at the event.

“If people change their habits for one day and get their coffees at Grounded, they’ll be supporting a great cause,” said Kitch, explaining that she chose Kootenay Kids to receive the proceeds from the event because, as a mother herself, she hates to think of children going hungry.

The money will specifically fund Kootenay Kids’ farms to families program, which provides weekly market vouchers to low-income parents of young children. The vouchers support both the families, who can buy fresh, locally grown food, as well as the farmers who sell at the West Kootenay EcoSociety markets.

Check out Grounded Gives to Kids on Thursday, June 28, at Grounded Coffee House, 616 Vernon Street, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Just Posted

Nelson Women’s March joins others across globe

The event was held to promote equality and an end to violence against women

Leafs stretch winning streak to 8 games

Nelson downed Grand Forks 5-2 on Friday

RDCK moves ahead with Castlegar rec complex upgrade plan

Board approves grant application for $13 million from provincial, federal governments

Cottonwood Lake preservation group surpasses $50,000 fundraising goal

In 28 days, 393 donors have contributed to the fund

Last of southern Selkirk caribou relocated to Revelstoke area

One cow from the South Selkirk herd and two from the Purcells were moved this week

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

Most Read