Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media, (See complete photo gallery below)
More than a hundred people each paying a hundred dollars turned out for “Cien por Cien” (one for one hundred) Chicano Humanities and Arts Council”s (CHAC) largest and most well-attended fundraiser of 2016!
A variety of talented artists collectively donated 100 pieces of artwork of all shapes, sizes and mediums. A limited number of Art Lover tickets – one hundred to be exact – were sold, and each ticket is assigned a number during the evening’s cocktail reception. These numbers, which will be drawn at random, will determine the order in which ticket buyers select and take home an art piece of their choice. All proceeds from the event will be applied directly to CHAC Gallery’s programs.
Community members and CHAC supporters convene at Cien por Cien to attend the fun-filled celebration of art while enjoying music by Jon Romero y Amancer, and food donated by King of the Kitchen Catering The event took place Friday at CHAC Gallery located at 772 Santa Fe Drive Denver,
CHAC’s growth in recent years has been both exhilarating and challenging. Artists, educators and patrons seek us out because of our commitment to the promotion and preservation of Chicano/Latino culture through arts and education. And, community members return to the Gallery time and time again because of the emphasis that we place on inclusivity and the knowledge that we are combating stereotypes by encouraging understanding of the Chicano and Latino culture.
CHAC serves more than 40,000 individuals and brings no cost or minimal cost cultural arts education programs to almost 6,000 K-12 students whileproviding upwards of 400 high-quality programs to the community and working with 15 Title I schools. CHAC also collaborates with numerous local organizations, such as the Denver Public Library District, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Bridge Project while maintaining the integrity of the organization and preserving its pillars of art, culture and education
Crystal O’Brien, CHAC Executive Director, thanks everyone for their support stating, “The impact of your donation will not only serve as an investment in CHAC’s future, but will also make a strong statement about the weight of collective giving.
More information can be found at www.chacweb.org/events/cien-por-cien/
Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media