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“Art for Artisans,” A Fundraiser for Ten Thousand Villages
October 3, 2014
DENVER, CO, August 12, 2014 – Ten Thousand Villages Denver announces its premier
fundraising event ART for ARTISANS, a kick off to fair trade month. The event will be held at
BEACONS Creative Community Space 2630 East 3rd Avenue Denver, CO 80206 from 5:30 to 8:30
PM Friday, October 3rd.
As a Cherry Creek North resident, the retailer has been experiencing a downturn in traffic based
on several construction projects in the area, the hope is that ART for ARTISANS will help offset
these difficulties. Ten Thousand Villages Denver Board Chair Susan Wagner says, “This event it
about how fair trade makes us a more global society. Being able to support artisans in Denver
and around the world is a joy for us to do every day. We want to ensure we are able to do that
for years to come.”
ART for ARTISANS benefits the Ten Thousand Villages mission that one day all artisans in
developing countries will earn a fair wage, be treated with dignity and respect and be able to
live a life of quality. To create these opportunities Ten Thousand Villages partners with over 130
artisan groups in 38 developing countries by selling their products and telling their stories. The
nonprofit fair trade store has been a Denver staple for over 30 years and is affiliated with the
The event will feature food, drink, fair trade stories, and a silent auction emceed by 9News
Producer and Guest Host Tawnya Rush. Tickets are $25 a person available at 2626 East Third
a kick off to fair trade month. The event will be held at
BEACONS Creative Community Space 2630 East 3rd Avenue Denver, CO 80206 on Oct. 3, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm For more information call 303-316-8773.