SMART Hosts Annual SMART Art: Show, Sale, Social

Start Making a Reader Today features art contest of book inspired art pieces created by students ages 3-18 on exhibit at Aspen Hall October 18.    

SMART, Start Making A Reader Today is proud to present the second annual SMART Art: Show, Sale, Social on October 18, 5pm at Aspen Hall in Shevlin Park. In 2011 over 150 people attended this fabulous event and had a wonderful time helping to raise money to support SMART programs in Pre-K – Third grade classrooms across Central Oregon. SMART Art is a family oriented, multi-faceted event featuring an art contest of book inspired art pieces created by students ages 3-18, and an auction of professional art pieces created by Kevin Kubota, Stuart Gordon, Irene Hardwicke and Rich DeWilde. There will be a variety of raffle prizes ranging from a night on the town in Portland and Sisters to a Central Oregon Winter Adventure Package. Live music will be provided by Deco Moon Jazz.  

“I am so pleased at how the community of Central Oregon has come together to support SMART Programs at our local schools,” said Diane Turnbull, SMART Central Area Manager. “We anticipate a great turn out and that fun will be had by all!”  

To learn more about SMART Art: Show, Sale, Social please call: 541-355-5600.  

About SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today)  
SMART, Start Making A Reader Today, is a statewide nonprofit organization that envisions an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed. We partner with schools around the state and engage community volunteers to read one-on-one with PreK-3rd grade children, helping strengthen literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Over the past two decades, SMART has steadily grown to become Oregon’s largest volunteer literacy program. In 2012-2013, we will serve over 700 children in Central Oregon with the help of more than 500 community volunteers. Children in the program receive 14 new books throughout the school year to keep and read with their families. Together, with support from communities and schools around the state, SMART is improving the reading capacity of Oregon’s children.  

Visit or 877-598-4633 to learn more about SMART.    

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