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Painting for the Pantry raising money for Montana food banks

Raises $17,000 so far


Last updated 5/6/2020 at 11:51am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Paintings that were donated by local artists to be part of Painting for the Pantry are displayed on a table Tuesday at the Artitudes Gallery in Havre. By Tuesday, 10 of the 17 pieces that had been donated locally to Painting for the Pantry had sold.

Since April 29, the Havre Art Association has participated in "Painting for the Pantry" an ongoing event started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in which artists around Montana sell paintings for $50 a piece and all the proceeds go to a food bank or pantry of the buyer's choice.

Barbara Zuck, a professor at Montana State University Northern who is helping to organize the event, said it has been extremely successful so far.

"It just blew up in a really positive way... the art just sells immediately," she said.

Painting for the Pantry was the idea of Leslie Kesler, an artist and resid...

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