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The Art Of Giving Back

This festive season, the local arts community has come together to donate their works all in the name of charity.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter and ribbons of gold, Christmas is, after all, the season of giving, and nothing warms the heart more than a gift that makes a difference. Amongst the many ways one can give back to those in need, here is one way you can do to make someone’s holidays merrier and brighter during this time of year.

Touch Community Services presents the inaugural charity art exhibition Art Gives Back, in collaboration with the art community, where an extensive range of art pieces from eight locally acclaimed artists will be up for sale, in support of people living with intellectual disabilities. 

These include the likes of Cultural Medallion for Art awardees Chong Fah Cheong, Han Sai Por and Chng Seok Tin, who donated a portion of their artworks comprising of paintings, drawings and sculptures to the charitable occasion. Additionally, 40 paintings created by 23 adults with special needs under Touch, such as the iconic hand-painted piece Rose that was featured at this year’s National Day Parade, will also be on display for purchase at the upcoming charity art exhibition.

“We are extremely grateful to receive the strong support of eight prominent artists from the local arts community, who have generously donated their esteemed works of art for charity,” James Tan, executive director at Touch Community Services, says.

He adds that he hopes the exhibition will inspire others to “champion the cause of those with disabilities”.

All purchases and proceeds from the sale of artworks will go towards Touch’s programmes that help people with intellectual disabilities gain independence through daily living, personal, social, and pre-employment skills training.

Art Gives Back will take place on December 10-11 at The Arts House at 1 Old Parliament Lane