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Last night’s opening of the Precita Eyes Urban Youth Arts Benefit, “Keep Our Eyes Open” was a huge success! We were thrilled with how many people came out to support the cause—and how many artists came out of the woodwork to donate pieces. Originally expecting to have about 30 pieces donated to the show, by the opening night, we had over 90 pieces of artwork on the gallery walls!

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It’s not too late to contribute! “Keep Our Eyes Open” will be up until January 22nd, the gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00PM-6:30PM. All proceeds from the show benefit Precita Eyes’ Urban Youth Arts program, in effort to help MEDA buy the 340 Precita Ave building and keep the program in it’s original location of almost 40 years. Empower this foundational public arts institution, and show how the Bay Area art community can still come together throughout our city’s changes! If you’re unable to come by the gallery, there are other ways to donate:

1. Contribute money through their crowd-sourcing campaign:
www.crowdrise.com/helpusbuyandstayinou

2. Make a tax-deductible donation through Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA): medasf.org/get-involved/donate/make-a-donation/

Please designate : 344-348 Precita in the last box that says: “This donation should go to which program”

3. Invest $10,000 or more in a 12 month loan for which you will be paid back with 5% interest. For more information on how to make a $10,000+ loan, please contact: Karoleen Feng, kfeng@medasf.org and be sure to include Susan Cervantes – susan@precitaeyes.org in your email.

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