Combining the talents of high school students, amateurs, and professional artists, Michael Bingham is spearheading a fundraiser in Northern Utah to send artists to school. UPR's Brianna Bodily sat down with Bingham to find out all about "Art in a Bag".
Michael Bingham, who is a local professional artist himself explains, "This event, Art in Bag, is a whole bunch of little paintings, they're 5 x 7 inches. You pay $10 for one bag or 3 for $25."
The value of many of the paintings is between $200 - $400.
The twist? Until you buy it, you won't know what your painting looks like.
"The painting is in a bag with a big question mark on it," says Bingham, "There will be several hundred of them and you pick a bag and it's a surprise. I guarantee that all of the pieces will be something you want. No one will be disappointed by anything."
"All the money that is raised from these amazing, terrific little paintings will go to a scholarship fund and we'll help aspiring artists to be able to afford to go to college."
The Art in a Bag fundraiser happens at Art on the Lawn, on Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 - 6:00 in the town of North Logan in Cache Valley. More information at ArtontheLawn.net.
Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything. She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.