After postponing in 2021, organizers of the annual Art from the Heart fundraiser for Art Helps Cancer have decided to host an online art auction this year with a chance to view 60 pieces in person at Happenchance Social Lounge in Nolensville.
The event is the primary fundraiser for Art Helps Cancer, a nonprofit started in Nolensville that provides help to local families going through cancer treatment. The organization’s goal is to assist families by alleviating day-to-day concerns so they can focus on the cancer fight.
“We continue to have the need to help out our local friends going through cancer treatment,” said Anna Hill, founder and board member for Art Helps Cancer. “It is because of the generosity of the community that we are able to help.”
Hill had just moved to Nolensville with her husband, Elmer, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Helped by family, friends and complete strangers, they felt called to pay it forward.
Art from the Heart began with a Facebook post of a painting of a cardinal. Besides being Elmer’s favorite bird, in myth and traditions, cardinals signify good health, happy relationships, monogamy and protection.
The painting of the cardinal sparked an idea of having an event where artists could provide their original pieces for a silent auction, and the money raised could help others dealing with this terrible disease.
Art from the Heart has allowed Art Helps Cancer to assist others with meals, house cleaning and lawn care.
The online auction will open on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and close on Sunday, Jan. 30. View, bid or buy auction items at www.biddingowl.com/arthelpscancer.
Happenchance Social Lounge is owned by Dylan and Amanda Guy and located at 7180 Nolensville Road in Nolensville. The artwork will be on display from Tuesday, Jan. 18, until Saturday, Jan. 22, from 5-8 p.m. each evening.
First Citizens National Bank is the lead sponsor for the event.
To learn more about Art Helps Cancer, visit www.arthelpscancer.org.