During July’s Gallery Night & Day, Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be unveiling and selling a huge lot of artwork that was recently donated by Artistic Hangups by Wendy. The art gallery and framing studio recently closed and has donated hundreds of prints, posters & originals to ReStore, who’ll sell them at a fraction of the retail cost to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds go to building homes, communities and hope for low-income families in Milwaukee. Donated artwork will be sold exclusively during the Third Ward’s Gallery Night & Day this Friday and Saturday at Habitat ReStore East – 420 S. 1st, Milwaukee.
As a business owner, Wendy Ruhl (of Artistic Hangups by Wendy) has always tried to give back to the community. So, when she made the decision to close her Franklin location, she immediately thought of ReStore. She first found out about ReStore through long-time client and ReStore Deconstruction volunteer, Cindy Gear. The ReStore Deconstruction Services team not only picked up and packaged the copious amount of artwork, but also salvaged fixtures and other reusable items from the store.
“[Cindy Gear] assured me she would help me through the process and care for everything in my gallery. She did not let me down. It truly was a great experience.” said Wendy.
All of this fine art will be sold at 50%-75% below retail value, plus proceeds support Habitat’s work to eliminate poverty housing in Milwaukee, so patrons can feel good about their purchases.
HYP (Habitat Young Professionals) will be helping to facilitate this event alongside ReStore staff and volunteers. HYP seeks to engage socially conscious young professionals in greater Milwaukee to support Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s mission
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