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Celebrities donate art for environmental cause

A number of famous artists and actors have lined up to donate their art to an annual environmental charity event in London.

From 28-29 September 2019 visitors will be able to purchase works from the likes of Quentin Blake, best known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s books, the actor Emma Thompson and the sculptor Alison Wilding.

The Secret Art Sale is organised by the Environment Trust, a charity which aims to inspire local people to look after and enjoy the natural environment and community in which they live. The art will be displayed alongside pieces by hundreds of artists and amateurs from the local area.

In an exciting twist, anyone buying the art won’t know who it is by until after they have made the purchase. Each piece of art will be sold for just £40, giving people the an affordable opportunity to buy work by a celebrity.

Berny Simcox, Environment Trust Event Consultant, said:

This is our flagship fundraising event of the year for Environment Trust and it is a really fun and exciting day out. It is not just for professional artists – we encourage everyone to get involved by contributing art or by coming along on the day to buy.

The event will take place from 28-29 September 2019 at The Exchange Theatre in Twickenham, South West London.

The charity hopes to build on the success of last year’s event, which raised £16,000 as a result of works donated by the likes of the artists Tracey Emin and Norman Ackroyd and the actor Helen Baxendale.

The Environment Trust will be accepting any further donations until 13 September. To donate, please contact Lucia Pekarova at the Environment Trust via lucia.pekarova@environmenttrust.org

To find out more about the Trust, please visit www.environmenttrust.org.

 

Image courtesy of the Environment Trust

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