As a product of the NYC Public Education system and an art lover, I am excited to let you know about a Benefit for Public School Art Programs, taking place at Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) tomorrow February 25, 2014 at 8pm.

Kids need art, and we all know that art programs are underfunded. This article on the importance of art in child development from cites that, “art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life.”

And according to a report by the Center for Arts Education in NYC, “in schools with the lowest graduation rates,  where arts could have had the greatest impact – students have the least opportunity to participate in arts learning.”

Let’s change that – and have some fun!


Wythe Hotel has partnered with Public – Supply, who makes responsibly-sourced notebooks and 100% of proceeds from the event will support and teachers that encourage creativity in the classroom.

The event will include a performance by musician Emily Wells, a DJ set from Tanlines, dinner stations from Reynard, and drinks from Greenhook Gin and Dogfish Head Brewery.  All guests will receive a limited edition Public – Supply notebook with cover art by illustrator Dan Funderburgh. (25% of notebook sales will be donated as well.)

$60, Buy tickets here.

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