Central Pennsylvanian Artists Donate Artwork To Benefit Local Nonprofits

Jul 16, 2017

Event organizers Howie Shultz and Shelby Caraway stand behind one of Shultz's pieces for sale at the Art with a Heart event on Saturday.
Credit Katie DeFiore / WPSU

In the midst of the Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts, 15 artists decided to donate a total of 360 pieces to Calvary Church’s new Art with a Heart event.

The community event took place on Saturday and raised $6,000 for five different nonprofits.

Calvary Church employee Shelby Caraway and photographer Howie Shultz organized the event as a way to give back to the community.

"We started reaching out to different local artists, and 15 of them agreed to donate their work, which is incredible because the artists don’t get anything in return,” Caraway said. “It’s all completely donated, the full price of the art goes to the nonprofits.”

Representatives from each of the nonprofits were at the event so customers could pay the organization of their choice directly for the art.

Caraway said Calvary hopes to make Art with a Heart an annual event.