The 3rd annual art fundraiser for El Colegio High School and UMN's Chicano & Latino Studies Department raised more than $3,100 for their student scholarship programs. The lively and celebratory event included music, food, an art auction, and pre-priced art work.
The annual event is centered on local community members and artists decorating a plain wooden heart in the spirit of Chicano and Latino Studies, education, community health, well-being and la lucha as guiding principles. The hearts were then exhibited at El Colegio and auctioned off.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fantastic event. Many of the artists were there as well as El Colegio students, parents and members and friends of the University of Minnesota Chicano and Latino Studies. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event.