Let the fundraising begin!

Why we're fundraising...

Tactile Arts was originally created to bring people together and this is what we still strive for today.

The studios, tools and equipment at Tactile Arts are in desperate need of some TLC. Our studios are used by many as a place to get creative, wind down, (or up) and learn or develop skills. We're hoping to raise enough funds to purchase a brand new ceramics kiln, glass grinder, projector, chairs and tables (the list goes on..)

Tactile Arts has been approved for the Plus 1 Fundraiser Grant through Creative Partnerships Australia. What does this mean? For every dollar we raise, Creative Partnerships Australia will match it! Our fundraising target is $20,000 and we will use the much needed funds to upgrade the studios, tools and equipment here at Tactile Arts.

If you'd like to see how we're tracking along to our fundraising goal or would like to make a donation, please click here.

The first fundraising event...

Swan around, catch up with friends and listen to Toby Robinson's fabulous guitar and vocals!

Join us @ Curve Cafe & Bar, Darwin Waterfront, 6pm Wednesday 15 November for an entertaining evening, featuring a raffle, silent auction and much more...

One ticket is a donation of $35, this will help us cover the cost of the drink on arrival, the food platter and the extraordinary musician Toby Robinson.

The donation/ticket will be matched by Creative Partnerships Australia's Plus 1 Program, which means that for every $35 donation/ticket, we will receive an additional $35! Every dollar counts!

So show your support tomorrow night, sip on your complimentary wine, beer, sparkling or soft drink on arrival, nibble on some food, meet some of the Tactile Arts Staff, members and artists, as well as get to know some of the talented artists who participated in the the Tropical Takeover. Show your support by spreading the word about the event, the silent auction and raffle to your family and friends!

Okay, let's just take a second to appreciate the beauty shown above... This stunning piece has kindly been donated by Paspaley.

This piece is part of the Kimberley Collection, inspired by the rugged beauty of Australia's northwest, this bracelet is comprised of fragrant sandalwood and hand-selected Paspaley Australian South Sea pearls, unique to the Kimberley - the birthplace of the rarest and most valuable pearls in the world.

We are so excited and gracious for Paspaley's contribution to our fundraiser and we would also like to thank Virginia for helping us with this donation.

If you'd like to try your luck at getting your hands on this little beauty, you can purchase a $5 raffle ticket @ the fundraiser on Wednesday 15 November @ Curve Bar and Cafe.

You can purchase a raffle ticket online by clicking here.

We'll also be selling tickets at:

- Tactile Arts Office (19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay)
- The Tactile Arts Members Show (opening 5:30pm 24 November)
- The Tactile Arts Christmas Craft Fair (Sunday 19 November @ Darwin Convention Centre)

Raffle tickets are on sale from the 15 November - 14 December. Raffle will be drawn at 10:00am 15 December 2017 at the Tactile Arts Office, winners will be notified by phone call.

But wait there's more...

We're going to have some fun tomorrow night with a silent auction!

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful bunch of members who have donated such unique and truly amazing handcrafted prizes. We'd also like to thank our corporate sponsors for providing us with some smashing donations!

So, make sure your there on the night to participate, you don't want to miss out on these fantastic prizes!

A full list of the Silent Auction items can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you can't make it on the night...

If you'd still like to make a contribution to our fundraising effort to help us reach our goal, you can do so by clicking here.