Local Color Art Gallery and Downtown Gallery of Joplin Collaborate for Fundraising Program Benefitting the Joplin Humane Society, Sponsored by 530 Somewhere

(Joplin, MO) – The Local Color Art Gallery in Joplin, Missouri is thrilled to announce a special fundraising program in partnership with the Downtown Gallery of Joplin. The program aims to support the Joplin Humane Society and aligns with the galleries’ commitment to community engagement, compassion, and the promotion of local artists.

Recognizing the vital role played by the Joplin Humane Society in rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding homes for animals in need, the art galleries have joined forces to raise funds and awareness for this noble cause. The “We Love Our Pets” artwork event, featuring artwork created by students from art classes taught by the Local Color Art Gallery, will be displayed at the Downtown Gallery of Joplin starting on February 14, 2024. This collaboration between the two galleries aims to use creativity to positively impact the lives of animals in the Joplin community.

Throughout the fundraising program, the public is invited to scan the QR Code or click here to vote “Loved” with a $5.00 donation or make a purchase. All proceeds from the sale of artwork or “Loved Donations” will be donated directly to the Joplin Humane Society to support their ongoing efforts in caring for and advocating for animals.

“We believe that art has the power to unite communities and create lasting change,” said Margie Moss, a Member Artist at Local Color Art Gallery. “By partnering with the Downtown Gallery of Joplin and supporting the Joplin Humane Society, we aim to uplift the local arts scene while also making a tangible difference in the lives of animals in need.”

“We invite the Joplin community to join us in this collaborative effort to support the Joplin Humane Society,” expressed Paul Whitehill, Director of the Downtown Gallery of Joplin. “Together, we can make a significant impact and improve the lives of our furry friends who bring joy, companionship, and unconditional love.”

For more information about the fundraising program, participating artists, and upcoming events, please visit the Local Color Art Gallery website or the Downtown Gallery of Joplin website. Join us as we combine art and compassion to create a brighter future for the animals entrusted to the care of the Joplin Humane Society.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by local downtown Joplin restaurant, 530 Somewhere. Thank you for your support to the Arts, Artists, and Community. The exhibit will run from February 14 to March 30. The community unveiling will be announced by the end of February.

About The Gallery of Downtown Joplin:

The Gallery of Downtown Gallery of Joplin is a prominent outdoor art gallery in Joplin, Missouri, dedicated to promoting and supporting local artists. Through engaging exhibitions, community events, and collaborations, Downtown Gallery aims to cultivate a thriving arts scene and contribute to the cultural fabric of Joplin.


Paul Whitehill, Director
Downtown Gallery of Joplin

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