Guerrilla Artfare Collective is an up and coming non-profit that stages art parties. They will come to your venue, invite artists, come with supplies and create art. The art will later be sold on Ebay.com and the profits will be used to buy more art supplies.
Currently Guerrilla Artfare has staged artfare events at a few house parties, and now are in process of completing their first charity art donation.
The Guerrilla Artfare artists have been meeting at Munchies Coffee Shop in Suisun City and folding 1000 origami paper cranes. Vice-President Marilyn Koch personally custom cut the 1000 pieces of paper. They are then making these cranes into a mobile and donating it to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.
Why a 1000 paper cranes? It is based on an ancient Japanese legend that says if you make a 1000 paper cranes, your wish will come true, “such as long life, or recovery from illness or injury“. What better symbol to give a children’s hospital?
Guerrilla Artfare is run by President, Nick Iriarte and Vice President, Marilyn Koch. To contact them visit their website GuerrillaArtfare.org. Also connect with Guerrilla Artfare on Twitter, @guerrillaart and MySpace.
By the way, Nick Iriarte is my son!
To see more photos from the event, please visit my flickr photostream here.
For more on Guerrilla Artfare and the project see my live video interview with Marilyn Koch here.