We just finished our 2019 Big Payback events and this year was a great success! We raised over $1,600 with almost $1,000 from new donors which is matched by our incredible partners at St. George's Episcopal Church! We held two events at local small businesses as well. Our morning event was hosted by Retrograde Coffee which is just a block away from our studio and gallery on Dickerson Pike. Retrograde was kind enough to give free coffee to anyone that donated to POVA during our morning coffee hour. We were able to take over their conference room and display original artwork from our Artist Collective as well.
The evening event was at Smith & Lentz Brewing on Main Street in East Nashville, about a mile outside of downtown. The event marked the beginning of a POVA Artist Collective installation in the brewery's taproom where we were able to hang a couple dozen pieces of original artwork. Smith & Lentz pledged to donate 20% of sales from the evening to POVA! We had coloring book duplications of some of our artist's most popular work available for patrons to color and participate in the creativity. The Steaming Goat was also there to provide good eats during the event!