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About the Children's Art Auction, May 20-28, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to stay home and isolate in 2020. Under the pandemic's impact, Coastal Horizons pivoted and looked for new ways to get help to those who need our services. Covid-19 became the springboard for a unique fundraiser: "By Kids for Kids," an online art auction that gives children a chance to show off their artistic talents while helping other children in need. "By Kids for Kids" was a tremendous success, drawing art submissions from children of all ages and from across the United States. As parents began to contact us in 2021 on behalf of their children asking when the art auction would be held again, we knew "By Kids for Kids" must be an annual event. Proceeds from the Children's Art Auction will go to benefit Our Children's Place (OCP) of Coastal Horizons, a statewide program committed to the children of incarcerated and returning parents. Very rarely do we think beyond the incarcerated person themselves when we discuss who is impacted by incarceration. At OCP, we strive to build resilience by surrounding these children with a community of caring professionals who recognize, support, and encourage them.

How do I submit artwork for auction?

“By Kids for Kids” is open to young people from birth to age 18. Parents and children can make submissions by emailing photos of the artwork to Coastal Horizons' Development Director, Elizabeth Redenbaugh, at eredenbaugh@coastalhorizons.org. Along with photos of the artwork, please include the artist's name, age, hometown, contact information, artwork title, medium used, a brief description of the art, and the inspiration for the piece. To participate, you must agree to mail or deliver the art to the winning bidder at your own expense. Artwork submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

How do I bid?

"By Kids for Kids" Art Auction will go live on Thursday, May 20th at 6 a.m. and will close on Friday, May 28th at 5 p.m. To bid, click here or text 4kids21 to 76278.

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How do I donate or become a sponsor?

If you would prefer not to bid on our artwork and instead make a donation to Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons or sponsor the Children's Art Auction, please click here. Please be advised donations can be made in honor of an individual artist.  On behalf of every 1 in 28 children who has an incarcerated parent, we thank you in advance for your support and partnership.

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