Oakville Galleries www.oakvillegalleries.com and United Way Halton & Hamilton www.uwhh.ca are pleased to announce the first ever collaboration between our two non-profits – an original t-shirt fundraiser.
As a fundraising initiative, Oakville Galleries has produced an original t-shirt created by emerging Oakville-based artist Anam Liaqat. The t-shirt, printed with the phrase take care of each other, is symbolic of the times we are living in. The t- shirt functions as an inspirational and community-minded message that we are caring for one another, now and into the future. United Way Halton & Hamilton provides vital support to non-profit agencies across our communities supporting those most in need. United Way Halton & Hamilton, together with its agency partners, volunteers and donors, is key to the energy and spirit of the take care of each other t-shirt fundraising campaign.
In these uncertain times we look to each other for support; whether it’s a quick video call, delivering groceries to someone in need, putting your sewing skills to the test to provide masks for friends, or supporting a local business. Over the past several weeks we’ve been able to see how communities have come together during a time of crisis. We can take care of each other. The take care of each other t-shirt is an example of the art community’s immediate response to our region’s evolving needs.
All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be divided to support United Way Halton & Hamilton and Oakville Galleries programming – with a portion of the Oakville Galleries proceeds being donated to Hamilton Arts Council Hamilton Artists Relief Fund www.hamiltonartscouncil.ca
Instagram and Twitter Contest: Share a photo of yourself in the t-shirt!
- Post t-shirt photos on Instagram OR Twitter using the hashtags #artcares #artcaresoakville
- Tag @unitedwayhh @oakvillegalleries on Instagram and Twitter
- Follow both non-profits @unitedwayhh @oakvillegalleries
- Tag two friends in your post
- Please post t-shirt link https://oakgalleries.entripyshirts.com/ in bio to help sell our t-shirt
- You will be entered to win a t-shirt prize package. Draw Date: June 1, 2020.
Thank you to everyone for your generous support. The #artcares #artcaresoakville original design t-shirt is the first collaboration of its kind for our two non-profits – working together to share our complementary expertise and making a difference in our communities.
To purchase a t-shirt for yourself, your family or corporate team please visit:
Easy online payment and “contactless” shipment service direct to you.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anam Liaqat is an Oakville-based interdisciplinary artist working in a range of mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Anam did her BFA in visual arts from the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan, and is currently an Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design candidate at OCAD. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anamliaqat/
ABOUT UNITED WAY HALTON & HAMILTON
United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) is committed to leading measurable, impactful change by identifying the most challenging issues in our community, and bringing together people and resources to address those issues. We connect volunteers with local needs, and offer training and operational support to local charities. Along with our network of partners and experts, UWHH conducts research and works with key stakeholders to generate support for the not-for-profit sector. Each dollar raised is invested right back into the community. Today, 202,421 residents across Halton and Hamilton rely on 129 United Way supported programs for life-changing services.
Outside of government, United Way is the largest funder of social service programs and initiatives in Canada.
ABOUT OAKVILLE GALLERIES
Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum. Housed in two spaces—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and another in a lakeside mansion and park—Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world.
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Tuesday to Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
120 Navy Street, Oakville
Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Admission is free.
For more information about Oakville Galleries, our exhibitions or programs, visit www.oakvillegalleries.com or call 905.844.4402.
Oakville Galleries gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario and the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, along with our many individual, corporate and foundation partners.
For more information on the take care of each other t shirt fundraiser, please contact:
Oakville Galleries Board Member
Pierre G. Gagnon
President, Board of Directors Oakville Galleries
Interim Marketing & Communications Director
- 905.844.4402 ext. 28
Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Marketing and Project Coordinator
- 905.635.3131 ext. 307