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February 8, 2010 Arts and Entertainment

Cleveland Artists holding Charity ART AID Auction for Haiti

From: ARK in Berea

ARK in Berea: Cleveland artists are combining with area collectors and galleries to contribute to the Haiti earthquake aid efforts with a rolling online charity auction called ART AID.  It is being operated through the eProSellers division of Cache Turn Solutions in North Olmsted, Ohio. This is a unique opportunity for the public to help raise funds for the victims in Haiti, while acquiring a valuable work of art at a fraction of its original price.

The ART AID auction was the idea by David and Renate Jakupca, Founders of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA). Their aim is to raise as much money as possible for the people of Haiti. The ART AID event will be an opportunity to buy a wide range of art work which will include paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and cards, at prices to suit every pocket. 

"I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Clevelanders to promote conscious sustainable consumerism and to benefit Haiti’s earthquake relief,” Renate expressed in a statement. "I am so grateful for the local support that has been shown for this ART AID fundraising initiative and for the compassion being demonstrated in the Greater Cleveland Area for the plight of so many who have been affected by the tragedy in Haiti," Ms. Jakupca said.

The island's catastrophe has been on the minds of many and the outpouring support for Haiti that has emerged from the Greater Cleveland community of artists has been truly moving, and many people have committed themselves to keeping the momentum alive behind the call for ART AID. 

The ART AID project may all so bring all contributing artists together in the 2010 One World Day event at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. One World Day, founded in 1946, is the annual celebration of Cleveland's ethnic diversity. It was the brainchild of Leo Widenthal, a prime force behind the creation of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  “Our hope is that through their experience with ICEAlity, participants will continue to take compassionate action with their talents, becoming donors in the larger shared humanitarian project of promoting a sustainable global culture of peace“. David stated.

Details about the ART AID auction may be found at www.TheICEA.Org


  • People can bid on items on:
  • People can drop/off donate art work c/o ART AID at eProSellers Store
  • What if I don't have the money to donate/bid and I want to help out? PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Not just about this auction, but also about the relief fund and earthquake in general!
  • All proceeds will go to UNICEF or American Red Cross for its existing programs of humanitarian work with children in Haiti

eProsellers is your locally owned and operated eBay drop-off store providing a simple, fast and convenient way to sell items for ART AID. Simply bring in the items and we do the rest.
eProsellers is located at the corner of Claque and Lorain Rd (Cornerstone Shopping Plaza) in North Olmsted, Ohio.
Store hours Monday - Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10 am - 2pm
CLOSED Tuesday and Sunday  

23420 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

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