Ozark Literacy Council is launching “PIGShibition,” its most ambitious fund-raiser to date. The non-profit group is partnering with the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission (A&P) and the local artists community to place flamboyantly decorated pig sculptures all over northwest Arkansas.
“We are very excited to bring together the area’s fascination with pigs and love of art to help bring attention to the cause of literacy,” said Wendy J. Poole, executive director of Ozark Literacy Council. “We have very high expectations for this community art project.”
The community art project and fund raiser gets under way immediately with the recruitment of corporate and individual sponsors, and an invitation to local artists who will have the opportunity to showcase their talents by painting or designing the five-foot-tall pig sculptures.
“We felt it was a terrific idea, and a no-brainer for us to be part of this project,” said Marilyn Heifner, Executive Director of the Fayetteville A&P. “It will support advancement of literacy as well as the local arts community, and will provide an interesting and beautiful enhancement in and around the Fayetteville area.”
PIGShibition will conclude with a gala event and auction at the Fayetteville Town Center on October 11.
For information about sponsorships, artists or upcoming events please contact Wendy J. Poole at email@example.com , phone 479-521-8250, or visit the OLC website at ozarkliteracy.org.
Ozark Literacy Council is a 48 year-old non-profit improving peoples’ lives through expanding and promoting literacy within our community. We are the oldest and largest literacy council in the state, and we facilitated 11,000 hours of instruction to our students last year.