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Toast to the Arts live event moves online

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020

Pathfinder Services is moving the annual in-person Toast to the Arts fundraising event to an online art auction that will kick off on Thursday, August 20, with a special video on social media.

Toast to the Arts is held each year to celebrate and raise money for the Pathfinder Services Creative Abilities Art Studios. Originally set to be held at Two-EE’s Winery in Huntington with an artist reveal of a painted BMW of Fort Wayne, the difficult decision was made to move to an online auction for the health and safety of the artists and others served at Pathfinder Services, the staff, the sponsors and all of the guests due to COVID-19.

“We are thrilled to announce that Two-EE’s is going to debut a special wine Slushee for Pathfinder Services on August 20, and donate $1 from each one sold that day to the art studios,” says Christina West, Donor Relations and Events Manager at Pathfinder Services. “We are grateful for their understanding of our situation and their willingness to help us raise money for our art program.”

The online art auction will kick off at 6 p.m. on the Pathfinder Services Facebook page with a special video of their artists at work, some of the pieces of art up for auction and some special toasts from their sponsors, who have generously agreed to continue sponsorship with the change from a live event.

The auction will run from Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. to Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m., with winners announced on Friday, August 28.

The Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderservices.