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Local artists auction off their unique twist on a classic deck of playing cards to benefit Three Square












Local artists lay all their cards on the table to benefit Three Square.

50 local artists auction off their own unique twist on a classic deck of playing cards  to help provide food in Southern Nevada.


WHO:
Stack The Deck, Three Square and local artists

 

WHAT:
Stack The Deck will auction off original art pieces to benefit Three Square on Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Opening reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and the closing reception starts at 8:30 p.m.

 

Stack The Deck returns to celebrate local art and to help raise money and awareness for Three Square. 50 local artists have crafted 5×7 playing cards, inspired by the traditional deck, to showcase their own unique skills and creative style. Each card will be auctioned off, with full limited edition decks also available for purchase.

 

Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. They provide more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery products, the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals, per year to more than 650 program partners including non-profit and faith based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square facilitates childhood and senior nutrition programs as well as supplemental nutrition assistance outreach and advocacy. Three Square tirelessly works to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursing a hunger free community.

 

Facts about Three Square and hunger:
One in six Southern Nevadans struggle with hunger – that’s more than 300,000 people in our community who don’t always have enough to eat.

More than 55% of Clark County School District students are enrolled in free meal programs.

Three Square, through program partners, serve nearly 100,000 individuals monthly. 60 % of those individuals are children and seniors.

 

TIMES:
Saturday, May 12, 2012
5:30- Opening Reception
6:30- Auction Begins
8:30- Closing Reception

 

WHERE:
Artifice Lounge
1025 South 1st Street
Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

About Three Square:
Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals – per year to more than 650 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org.

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