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The UL Lafayette Alumni Association hosted its second annual Art of Giving fundraiser. Art of Giving is an art show that features local Lafayette artists with a portion of the proceeds benefitting student scholarships. This two day event took place on November 30 and December 1, 2017 where guests were invited to shop for art and enjoy complementary drinks and snacks. Due to the wonderful turnout, the Alumni Association raised $6,000 for student scholarships.

“UL is such an integral part of our community where it employs and educates so many people so we’re happy to help the Alumni Association put this wonderful event on.” - Charlie Baudoin of Van Eaton Romero, LLC, Art of Giving Sponsor

Several Lafayette artists participated in this fundraiser. Artists included Balance Bead & Tassel, Julie Breaux, Kathy Dumesnil, Michael Eble, Jay Faugot, Candace Greer, Brooke Hoogendoorn, Paula McDowell Wearable Art, Clarity Ann Martin, Colleen McDaniel, Susan Miciotto, Mimi B. Jewelry, T. Chase Nelson, PG Designs, Missy Polozola, Eric Svendson, and Lue Svendson. Lue Svendson and Candace Greer additionally donated art pieces that were raffled off at the event. The two lucky winners were Hannah Chaisson and Carolyn Artall.

UL Press authors and staff members joined the fundraiser with their own setup, featuring their most “artistic natured” books. Denise Gallagher, Philip Gould, Paul Schexnayder, and John Slaughter attended Thursday evening to autograph their publications.

The Alumni Association is excited with the growth of the still new fundraiser and looks forward to hosting local artists again next fall.

Photo: Artist Candace Greer (top right) smiles with her niece, Grace (bottom right), raffle winner Hannah Chaisson (bottom left), and Hannah’s mother (top left).