Kim and Julio Mazzarella peruse the artwork during last year’s event.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
An evening of art, wine and philanthropy, “Artful Living” will mark 35 years of nonprofit Britepaths helping local families in need, and the community is invited to join the celebration. It’s slated for next Thursday, May 2, from 7-10 p.m., at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road in Fairfax.
The theme is “Thrive,” and the event benefits the Fairfax County families served by Britepaths and working toward financial self-sufficiency. Among the highlights will be a juried art show featuring local artists whose works will be available for sale.
The evening’s festivities also include live music by local, Latin-jazz band Batida Diferente, appetizers, wine and beer. A live, charity auction will offer items including: A beachfront condo stay in Cozumel, Mexico; an original, stained-glass piece by Britepaths’ Executive Director Lisa Whetzel; and an Emerald Isle, N.C., beach house rental. Throughout the year, Britepaths programs stabilize families and build resilience. So during “Artful Living,” attendees will hear a success story from a client who achieved self-sufficiency with Britepaths’ help.
Fittingly, event proceeds will benefit Britepaths’ programs to provide financial education and mentoring, plus emergency food, financial aid and seasonal assistance to working families struggling to make ends meet. Tickets are $100 via britepaths.org or at the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-273-8829 for more information.