We Care Arts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Arts and Drafts 5K and Fest

This week we wanted to make sure you know all the details about our exciting upcoming events on August 5th. We also want to share who all is sponsoring this event and who will be involved so we can honor them and give them a big THANK YOU. 

The 5th annual Arts and Drafts Community Festival takes place on Saturday August 5th and brings together live bands, food trucks and craft beers, plus an art auction and on-site tattooing provided by nationally renowned tattoo artists including Ink Masters’  Ryan Hadley. The festival is sponsored by Kettering Health Network and Hollywood Gaming, a sponsor for the second year. Both the festival and the 5K run that morning are held to support the many programs of We Care Arts.

Food trucks Zombie Dogz and Wicked ‘Wich, will be at the festival, along with Toxic Brew and their craft beers, plus Heidelburg, and BJ’s Brew House with their wonderful root beer floats.Rocking the stage throughout the event will be live bands The Pocket Rockets, Mavis Pearly, Toni Hates Jazz, Paige Beller, Anew to Wander, Wasted Potential and Chris Heider. The art auction is comprised of pieces created by nationally renowned tattoo artists and this year’s art auction theme is “War of the Roses.” The on-site tattooing will be provided by nationally renowned tattoo artists.  And the kids will want to get their faces painted with our many cool designs!

Our local community of tattoo artists want to give back to the community, so we hold this festival and they donate the tattooing proceeds to We Care Arts.They can sympathize with the struggles that life holds for people with disabilities, since the tattoo artists grew up wanting a professional career in art and people didn’t understand that desire and so treated them differently.

The fun will be in the We Care Arts back parking lot at 3035 Wilmington Pike on August 5 and begins at 2pm. A portion of the proceeds from the tattooing, art auction, and food and beverages will be donated to We Care Arts and the bands are donating their time and talent.

The 5K run to support We Care Arts, called “Run, Stroll and Roll”, will be held that same morning at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering and is sponsored by Bockrath Flooring and Rugs and Cargill. 

A “Fun Run” will also be held at the park for those who enjoy a more leisurely activity. All participants in either run will be awarded a unique hand-made ceramic medallion created by our We care Arts' artists, along with other goodies!

We want to thank all of the other organizations that have made this run possible: 

-Runners Plus for goodies in our goodie bags for the runners
-Speakeasy Yoga for leading our pre-race stretches
-Key Sports for organizing our 5K run
-Dorothy Lane Market and Fresh Thyme for snacks to fuel our runners

 If you would like to register for the 5k please click here: http://5kartsanddrafts.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=7489

Also please feel free to advertise this big day with anyone you know who would truly enjoy participating. You can share this by word of mouth or on social media. Again thank you so much for our sponsors and everyone who is helping make a difference in the community. 

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