Music & Love Create a Lot o’ Valentines

Fans of Valentine’s Day came together for a day of Valentine making at the Club’s 9th annual Valentine Making Event, on Saturday, Feb. 3.   Open to the community, every age group–young children, teens, adults–enjoyed a day of creating cards for special people in their lives. All materials were supplied by the Club to make beautiful, quirky, scary, funny and lovely Valentine cards.  Supplies include cut and folded papers, stamps, doilies, miniature folded books, and hearts in every conceivable size and out of every possible material. Even envelopes for mailing! For the crafts-challenged, there were plenty of examples to get the creative juices flowing.

Proceeds from the event go to the Santa Monica Educational Foundation (SMMEF) and School on Wheels, which helps homeless children in the Los Angeles area.

“It was so much fun to see so many people from all over the Santa Monica area having a good time” said Susan Barry, SMBWC Board member and chair of the event. She noted the Club provides refreshments and background music to encourage artistic expression.  SMBWC Member Gerry Bryant provided inspiring and beautiful piano music throughout the day. Check out our video recap of the day below (click the play button if you can’t see the video)!

Club members volunteered on the on the day of the event to supplies stocked, and to set up and clean up after the event.  They also helped get materials ready at a casual brunch the Sunday before.

Susan is excited about next year’s event already with some new ideas.  She and her committee scout local stores all year to collect materials.  For more information about the event, to donate supplies, to make a financial contribution or to volunteer, contact Susan Barry at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Valentines Making Event – February 3, 2018

For the 9th year in a row, the Artists’ League will be organizing the very popular Valentine Making Event, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 – from 10am – 3pm!  As in years before there will be an amazing variety of supplies to make the most beautiful, quirky, scary, funny, and especially lovely Valentine cards for those special people in your life.  We will also have tables with special projects to stimulate your creative juices and for the young and young-at-heart there will again be a special stamp table. Still only $10 with all proceeds going to Santa Monica Malibu Educational Foundation (SMMEF) with matching funds given by SMBWC to School on Wheels, dedicated to tutoring homeless children.

For more information about this event, to donate supplies, or to volunteer to make this event a success, contact Susan Barry by sending us a message here.

$10 at the door. Cash or check only.

Also, or the first time this year, on Sunday January 28, 2018 from 10:00 to 2:00, members are invited to help with getting the craft supplies ready. More about this in the January newsletter.