Art From The Heart 2.0 Benefits Bethlehem Center

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Bethlehem Center’s fundraising event, Art from the Heart 2.0, will be held at the BMW Showroom at 6806 E. Brainerd Road on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6-8:30 p.m.  

Art from the Heart 2.0 is a fundraising auction that will feature local art and include a silent auction for family passes to local attractions, gift cards to favorite local businesses, and much more.

“‘Art from the Heart 2.0 was an event hosted by the Bethlehem Center many years ago,” said Laura Grody, Board president of the Bethlehem Center. “Because of renewed interest, we are pleased to bring it back again.” 

Proceeds from the event will benefit students in the Read to Lead Academy, an afterschool and summer program that helps rising 1st through rising 8th graders grow academically, socially, and spiritually during out-of-school hours in Chattanooga.

Debbie Boggs, development director for the Bethlehem Center, said, “There is no greater joy than knowing you have made a difference in the life of a child. That is what you will be a part of by attending this great event.”

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Tickets are $50 per person at www.thebeth.org. Tickets are $55 per person at eventbrite.com. Type in “Art from the Heart 2.0” to find the event. Call Debbie Boggs at 266-1384 ext. 6 or email dboggs@thebeth.org for more information.

Sponsors are BMW of Chattanooga, and Cempa Community Care, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Athens Distributing, and the SportsBarn of downtown Chattanooga.



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