The 4th Annual Art of Hospitality Raises $10,000 for John Muir Elementary School Art Program
SEATTLE - More than 300 guests, 75 works of art and 30 artists representing Seattle’s hospitality industry mixed and mingled at the 4th Annual Art of Hospitality Silent Auction and Art Show to raise $10,000 for John Muir Elementary School Arts Program. “We are exceptionally pleased with this year’s event and grateful for the generosity of the Seattle community. As state funding for education gets cut, it is even more important for our community to raise money for art programs,” said Paul Ishii, General Manager of the Mayflower Park Hotel and creator of the event.
The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and CityArts teamed up with John Muir Elementary School on November 20th, at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle.
Art work for the promotional materials for the event were provided by John Muir Elementary 3rd grader, Chardai Thomas, with the help of her art teacher Susie Moriguchi and Principal Awnie Thompson.
Participating hotels included the Mayflower Park Hotel, Best Western Executive Inn, Inn at the Market, the Westin, and the Washington Athletic Club.
This March, students and teachers of John Muir Elementary School were presented with a check for $10,000. “I’ve never seen so many ‘0’s”, stated one student with a big grin on his face!