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SAY Sí arts group fundraiser benefits area youth

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(March 2, 2006)--The San Antonio nonprofit arts program SAY Sí will host the ninth annual fundraiser, "Small Scale Work for a Larger Cause," from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 3 at the Finesilver Gallery, 816 Camaron.

Admission is $35 for tickets purchased in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets, call (210) 212-8666. Complimentary valet parking will be available.

Curated by Arturo Almeida, UTSA art specialist, and Darryl Mix, SA ART director, the event includes a silent auction that benefits SAY Sí’s youth programs. The event features works donated by more than 150 local and regional artists.

"UTSA is proud to help with this marvelous program that benefits the youth of San Antonio," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "We are excited anytime we can work with organizations such as SAY Sí that reach out to the community with creative and educational programs."

"I am honored to work with SAY Sí in this endeavor that spotlights the work of so many talented local artists," said Almeida. "It is important to offer programs like this to inspire future artists."

"Our annual fundraiser provides operational support for our organization," said Jon Hinojosa, SAY Sí executive director. "I am grateful to the many artists who have donated all of the pieces that will be on exhibit. They represent a wide range of styles and it will be an exciting evening for everyone."

Serving San Antonio's youth, SAY Sí is a year-round, long-term, nonprofit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers.

The group's vision is to meet the needs of students, to provide adequate programs and resources, and to prepare for growth and development in San Antonio's economic and cultural communities.

For more information, contact Arturo Almeida at (210) 458-4983 or Jon Hinojosa at (210) 212-8666.

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