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Reach Art for Autism auction showcases local artists

Bidding on fourth annual fundraiser starts Feb. 11
Pictured left to right; Reach events committee volunteer Linda Edwards, Reach events and donor development coordinator Tamara Veitch and South Delta Artist’s Guild member and local artist Rod Winning. Photo courtesy Reach

Bidding on Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Fourth Annual Art for Autism fundraiser begins online on Feb. 11.

The South Delta Artist’s Guild (SDAG) and South Delta Artisans and individual artists have provided painting, pottery, sculpture, and jewelry lots. In addition, well-loved community artist Sandra Taylor donated more than 25 paintings from her personal collection. This puts original local paintings back into circulation from many well-known names including William Allister and Marlene Strain.

“Every dollar raised at Art for Autism goes directly to bridge funding shortfalls in Reach autism programs - getting more children and families the services they need,” said Reach events and donor development coordinator Tamara Veitch in a news release. “I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of our donors, bidders and volunteers who make it possible.”

Reach volunteers put in countless unpaid hours annually to support children with needs at Reach Society and the non-profit’s fundraising events would not be possible without them. Events committee volunteer Linda Edwards and SDAG’s Rod Winning were both pivotal in soliciting contributions from local artists. Without the generous artists and artisans who donate their artwork, the fundraiser would not be possible.

The Art for Autism will be live at for two weeks, ending at noon Feb. 26. Browsers can visit this visual display, learn about local artists and bid to help to raise funds for children with developmental needs at Reach Child and Youth Development Society.