Alwun House's Green Art Park

If you're hungry, like Dry River Yacht Club, or want to rub elbows with a few local artists, the Alwun House might be the place to drop by this weekend.

The gallery hosting a benefit concert to raise money for its current project: "Green Art Park" The concept is fairly simple: buy the two adjacent lots and transform the spaces into a "living art park," Founder Kim Moody says, that will incorporate parking spaces with sculptures and greenery.

Ultimately, Moody hopes the Green Art Park will be useful and aesthetically pleasing.

Though the project will take a couple years to complete, Alwun House is wasting no time to get plans underway.The fundraising party is on Saturday and promises a ton of food, music and, of course, art.

More art park and event details after the jump ...

The first step in the project is purchasing the land. With $150,000, Alwun House would be able to acquire the lot, purchase building materials, and commission the lot's design and artwork.

That's a lot of money for the non-profit gallery to fork over, so they're asking grassroots supporters, friends, members, art lovers, businesses, and the community to help by contributing or pledging.

Saturday's event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature live music by Dry River Yacht Club and Sonorous, brews courtesy of Four Peaks Brewery, and culinary door prizes. Tickets are $25 and tax deductible. All of the proceeds go to the Green Art Park fund.

For more information about the Green Art Park, including information on how to donate, visit the Alwun House website or join the cause on Facebook.

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