Steamboat youth art fundraiser has brought in almost $800

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Between a drawing for 10 local art pieces at the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat and donation jars at a kindergarten through eighth-grade art show at Ciao Gelato, a fundraiser for local school art programs launched Friday already has raised nearly $800.

The elementary school art programs, which cannot charge activities fees, have seen budget cuts of about 40 percent in the past three years.

The Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat teamed up with Steamboat schools for an outreach program that sent professional artists to the schools.

There still is time to enter the drawing for local artwork. Entries will be accepted through Nov. 30. To enter, a donation of $10 to $100 is suggested but not required. For more information, call the Artists’ Gallery at 970-879-4744.

Donation jars will be at Ciao Gelato through the rest of the month.

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