Stone Soup Art Sale and Charity Extravaganza 2022

First Stone Soup Art Sale and Charity Extravaganza Was a Big Success!

Just in case you missed it, this weekend 419 Creatives and Richland Source hosted the First Stone Soup Art Sale and Charity Extravaganza. Thirteen of some of Richland County’s most talented artists participated in the sale and sold their artwork with 10% of sales going to benefit Harmony House Homeless Shelter. This year’s event was a great success, and you can rest assured that there will be more coming up in the future.

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Stone Soup Art Sale and Charity Extravaganza 2022
A guest browses the artwork.

The event was held at Idea Works in the Carousel District. It was a day filled with musicians in a wide range of genres from Matt Boggs bagpipes to the driving rock sounds of the Dirty Rotten Banana Peels. Guests were also treated to performances by Cody Cramer, Jody Odom, Irie Hive, and the always lovable Chico’s Brother and the Foster Kidz. Guests were also treated to the ethereal sounds of Karyn Wittal and her Native American flute.

Artwork ranged from large-scale florals to abstracts. You could find landscapes, modern pieces, and everything in between. The pieces were affordably priced, and there was something for everyone. All in all, this small but mighty group of artists raised almost $200 for Harmony House.

The idea for this event began as a garage sale for artists to clear out pieces from their storage areas and garages, but with the generous help of a few co-sponsors, the event grew into much more. It was one of those events that just seemed to congeal to become something great.

Event organizer, Victoria Hoefler had this to say,
“I personally feel that it was a smashing success, and a great time was had by all! If you missed it, you missed something magical.”

I could not agree more. At the end of the afternoon, drummers joined for a drum circle that included dancing and an impromptu performance by Ginger Patterson of Ancient Voices Bellydance. You never know what will happen when the 419 Creatives come together for an event.

A Big Thank You!

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made this event possible and who came out to support this great cause in our local community. Thank you, Richland Source for co-sponsoring the event and organizers Victoria Hoefler, Robin Shoup, and Clare Boggs. A big shout out to Idea Works for providing the venue for this event. Another big thank you to Doc’s Deli on Glessner Avenue for providing wonderful sandwiches and vegetables in artistic shapes. Everyone loved them! Of course, a big thank you to all the artists who brought their wonderful pieces and made the show a success!

In the future, you can expect more events like this one from the 419 Creatives. For more information about the group, contact Victoria Hoefler or Robin Shoup via Facebook. If you missed the event and would still like to make a donation to Harmony House Homeless Shelter, you can do so here.

Here are a few more pictures from the show.

Victoria Hoefler, event organizer, enjoys the show