The 6th Annual UPwithART was simply incredible, and extremely successful in both fun and finance!
Vance Lemon ‘busked for change’ on the red carpet to welcome the (almost) sold out crowd and those passing by. The crowd, a mix of people from all walks of life, brought together for their love of art, a passion to end homelessness, and support of Unity Project – sparking an energy in the Palace Theatre that was truly something special!
Trying something new was well worth it – the ‘Money Now’ live auction encouraged individuals to reach deep into their pockets and support Unity Projects core needs… and that they did, raising just over $15,000 in 5 minutes! This year’s My Life in Colour Award honoured Wyn and Lucretia Geleynse as Unity Project’s most inspirational, influential and artful person(s) of 2016.
Lastly, the art. The art was wonderful and the selection was fabulous! With over 70 pieces on display, there was something for everyone! Thank you artists! Thank you collectors! Thank you sponsors! Thank you volunteers! Thank you patrons! Thank you ALL for supporting Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and the men, women and youth who benefit from our life skills programming. We could not get by without the support you give.