Now that our beloved music blog, Up on the Sun, has covered the music side of this event, we'll get in on the art end of the action.
For this year's Hoodstock benefit event at Hoodlums Music & Video in Tempe, organizers recruited kids from local Broadmor Elementary School to create art on vinyl.
The works will be displayed during Hoodstock, happening this Friday and Saturday and the proceeds benefit Broadmor's intervention program.
All proceeds from the art sales go directly to Broadmor.
You can help in other ways, too. Cough up a few bucks at the door and get your very own hand stamp. Then shop at some of the neighboring businesses during the event. Flash that thing when you make your purchase at Hoodlums Music & Movies (naturally), Changing Hands Bookstore, Mac's Broiler and Tap, Here on the Corner, and Bobbie's Flowers and they'll donate a percentage of the sale to Broadmor.
Oh, and you can buy a poster or a tee shirt designed by Moses Anshell with 100% of the sale going to the cause.
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Hoodstock, the art, music, shopping, and good-karma-gaining shindig goes down Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 at 1 p.m.
Hoodlums Music & Video, 6434 South McClintock Drive, 480-775-2722, www.hoodlumsmusic.com.