TEXARKANA, Texas — Tattoo store Physique of Artwork Texarkana and artwork enterprise ColorHype TXK have joined forces on a singular fundraiser to create artwork and assist combat starvation.
Physique of Artwork Fundraiser-Inks and Skylines shall be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 on the Richmond Street tattoo store owned by Kara Might.
Everybody will create paintings utilizing ink, a vinyl sticker and a wood board, the completed work representing the recognizable skyline of any of 4 totally different cities: Dallas, Seattle, Chicago or New York Metropolis.
A portion of the proceeds shall be matched by Physique of Artwork to assist the backpack program at Harvest Texarkana. Tickets for the artwork occasion go on sale Monday.
It is not solely an opportunity to create artwork, however to even be social in a singular store that showcases native artwork, too. Drinks and meals for this 21 and up occasion may even be offered.
“Everyone right here on the store has some type of inventive background,” Might mentioned.
Might’s store opened in October final yr. With a location on Richmond and a membership with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, she sees her store as distinctive.
Physique of Artwork Texarkana is positioned at 3003 Richmond Street. (Submitted picture)
Physique of Artwork is closed on Tuesdays, and Might observed that Shea Phillips’ ColorHype TXK was doing occasions like this at a neighborhood bar and restaurant. It struck Might as a risk at her place as an unique social gathering with dinner and drinks.
However she additionally needed to include a charity facet. “What we do is, we cost mainly the value for the category and Shea takes the entire income and he or she donates these, after which I match her revenue and donate,” Might mentioned. This makes for a double donation.
They did this type of factor twice earlier than the pandemic hit, first benefiting the homeless shelter after which an animal shelter (for 3 animal adoptions).
“That is going to be our first occasion since we opened again up,” Might mentioned. “And we’ll do it for Harvest Texarkana.”
As she put it, they needed to do one thing to assist kids after faculty if they don’t seem to be getting as a lot meals as they want, and Harvest has a program to assist.
This occasion is proscribed considerably due to the store dimension, however Might cooks and offers the drinks so she must know what number of will attend. They sometimes cap attendance at 30, however with group restrictions in place will probably be lower than that this time.
Native artists have their artwork displayed on the tattoo store, too, with no consignment. If it sells, it sells, however in any other case native artwork will get to grace the partitions there.
The store has a patio outdoors with good furnishings, Might mentioned, and an open flooring plan inside. “We’re in a very great place, we’re in a very nice neighborhood. We like being right here,” the Physique of Artwork proprietor mentioned, noting they intend to carry these occasions month-to-month.
They’d prefer to convey folks in to the store, even when they do not have a tattoo — therefore an occasion like this.
“We actually like being in the midst of the group, and we actually having the ability to be part of this as a enterprise we’re not only a tattoo store, we’re a part of one thing,” Might mentioned.
(Tickets shall be obtainable Monday. Verify the Physique of Artwork Texarkana web page and the occasion web page on Fb. Physique of Artwork is positioned at 3003 Richmond Street. Extra data: 903-791-8040.)