Helping Neighbors: Painted Bags to Benefit F.I.S.H.
For nearly ten years, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League challenged artists to create a uniquely painted, reusable Bailey’s grocery bag to be auctioned off in support of F.I.S.H. of SANCAP. Each of the 36 bags were designed and painted by local artists and displayed at Bailey’s for shoppers to admire and bid on.
Thanks to the coordination Jeannine Desmarais, the participating artists, and Bailey’s General Store, this year’s silent auction of the decorated ‘Bags for F.I.S.H.’ raised $1865.00. Proceeds from the auctioned bags will be used by F.I.S.H. to support the food pantry and other community programs offered to help island neighbors.
“I am so overwhelmed and humbled by the support of the Art League and the bidders of these beautiful bags,” states Maggi Feiner, President & CEO of F.I.S.H. “On behalf of FISH, our board, staff, volunteers and most importantly our community, thank you. Your kindness, talent, compassion for others brings tears to my eyes,” adds Feiner.
The Sanibel-Captiva Art League is a non-profit organization formed to promote public interest in and appreciation of the fine arts. They strive to create art and grow through critiques and sharing of their art. The Art League sponsors competitions and exhibitions and is engaged in promoting art education and supporting community art.