October art walk aims to raise money, awareness for breast cancer

By Marella Flynn | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Art walks are common in St. Augustine, with new exhibitions the first Friday of every month. But Oct. 5 marks the first Art Walk for Breast Cancer, an event raising money and awareness to fight breast cancer.

The Art Walk for Breast Cancer was designed to raise awareness and money for The Donna Hicken Foundation, Keep A Breast, Bosom Buddies and Art Breakers, which all make an effort to prevent, detect and cure breast cancer.

Rob Depiazza, owner of Screen Arts on West King Street, is on the committee for the Art Walk Association and is excited about the event. Depiazza made the connection with the Keep A Breast organization and brought together most of the artists.

“I like using art to raise funds,” Depiazza said.

Some of the featured artists have painted plastered casts of a female bust and they include Iggy Pop, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and Derek Hess.

The Breast Cancer Art Walk takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Red Train trolley will make 10 stops at local galleries and shops. Food will be provided at each stop and 10 paintings by local breast cancer survivors are to be raffled.

Depiazza is hosting an “After Party” from 9 p.m. until midnight at the Casa Monica Hotel. The event is open to the public. Tickets cost $20, which includes live music, cash bar and tapas. Portions of the proceeds also go to the breast cancer foundations.

For more information on this Art Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.artwalkforbreastcancer.com.

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