The 3rd annual art fundraiser for El Colegio High School and the University of Minnesota's Chicano and Latino Studies Department raised more than $3,100 for scholarships for their students. The event included music, food, an art auction, and pre-priced art work.
Local community members and artists were given a plain wooden heart and decorated the pieces in the spirit of Chicano and Latino Studies and community health, well-being and lucha as guiding principles. The hearts were donated and 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.