On Wednesday, May 30th, Rustico Pizzeria allowed ArtWorks for Milwaukee to bartend for charity inside their "Grotto" basement bar. Rustico is located in Milwaukee's Third Ward at 223 North Water Street. The event started at 6pm and ran until 9pm. Guests were able to eat, drink and buy artwork while enjoying a view of the Milwaukee River.
Board Directors Vanessa LaCoste and Mary Martin worked behind the bar to serve up drinks to ArtWorks for Milwaukee supporters. Board Director, Carrie Grulke, ran a very successful art sales table featuring ArtWorks merchandise, reproductions and original artwork. These proceeds will be used to support ArtWorks' programs which teach Milwaukee teens valuable job and life skills. The event raised $468 and a great time was had by all!
ArtWorks would like to thank Rustico for bringing attention to ArtWorks' mission by tweeting and posting on FaceBook. ArtWorks whole-heartedly appreciates this newly formed relationship and understands its value in order to "Inspire Creative Change" in our community!