Local artists join Save The Bay for the 2021 Artists for The Bay online fundraiser 

Local artists join Save The Bay for the 2021 Artists for The Bay online fundraiser 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – November 15, 2021 – Just in time for the holiday season, Save The Bay’s virtual Artists for The Bay sale opens today and will run through December 31. In celebration of the beauty of Narragansett Bay, and in support of the nonprofit organization’s mission to protect and improve it, more than 20 local artists have committed to contributing 25 percent or more of select holiday sale proceeds to this annual fundraiser. 

“The Artists for The Bay event offers residents across the Bay watershed the opportunity to explore beautiful artwork, to discover unique gifts for loved ones, and support an organization they believe in,” says Save The Bay Events Manager Leanne Danielsen. “We’re honored to have the support of so many generous and talented local artists as we transition this in-person event to an online one for the second year in a row.” 

Each participating artist has agreed to donate 25 percent of the proceeds of select pieces back to Save The Bay’s mission-based work, many motivated by a desire to give back to an organization that helps protect the source of their inspiration: Narragansett Bay.

I’m a big supporter of environmental organizations and Save The Bay has been doing good and hard work for our Bay for so, so long, they absolutely deserve support,” said participating artist, Susan Freda. “My work is very much inspired by water and the sea so it only makes sense to find ways to give back to it.”

I choose to participate in Artists for The Bay because of the gifts Narragansett Bay offers me. Just sitting by the water is calming and, these days, who doesn’t need a good dose of tranquility?” said Lorena Pugh, longtime event participant and Save The Bay partner. “The Bay offers me a better quality of life and I owe it to the Bay to return the favor.”

Details around each artist’s promotions and links to their websites are available on Save The Bay’s website at savebay.org/art. The Artists for The Bay sale will take place November 15-December 31, 2021. Even more artwork from local artists can be browsed and purchased on Save The Bay’s online store at shop.savebay.org. For more information about Artists for The Bay Show & Sale, contact Leanne Danielsen at ldanielsen@savebay.org or 272-3540 x140.

The Artists for The Bay Sale is generously sponsored by: Citizens Bank; National Grid; Arbella Insurance Foundation; UNFI; Rexel Energy Solutions; MetLife; Fuss & O’Neill; Rhode Races & Events; F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company; WaterScents; Sunflower Designs; Kate’s Real Food; Roy Carpenter’s Beach / Matunuck Beach Properties; BETA Group; Joseph W. Blaeser IV Agency; Regency Plaza / Chestnut Hill Realty; and Fox Pest Control.

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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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