Lights, Camera, Youth Action! 2014


Our 7th Annual Fundraising Celebration..

Lights, Camera, Youth Action!

Sunday, March 23, 3-5pm
Student Union Ballroom
UMass Amherst

Join us for an inspiring afternoon!

                            * Exhibition by Arts-for-Change youth members
                            * Presentations by YAC youth and adults
                            * Silent Auction items donated by local artisans and businesses
                            * Live Music by the Amherst Regional High School Jazz Ensemble
                            * Hors D’oeuvres and Desserts by UMass Catering
                            * A Vital Opportunity to Support Youth Action Coalition!

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Event details:
The first hour includes exhibit viewing, a silent auction, live music by the ARHS Jazz Ensemble, an hors d’oeurves and dessert buffet and cash bar.

The second hour is a sit-down presentation that includes youth testimonials, a video screening and a spoken word performance piece.

This is YAC’s biggest event of the year and a critical way to raise funds from our community. There is no ticket price for this event, but we will be asking for your contributions during our presentation.


Event Sponsors

This event is made possible by the generosity of the individuals and businesses listed below. Thanks to their support, there is no cost to attend the event. Donations will be requested at the event and all funds received will directly support Youth Action Coalition’s Arts-for-Change Project.

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Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst: Hotel UMass & UMass Catering * Eileen Fisher * Amherst CopyCat * Amherst Pediatrics, LLP * Art Alive * Bresnahan Insurance Company * Hadley Family Practice * Hope & Feathers Frame Shop * Integrity Development and Construction * Law Offices of Lawrence J. Farber * Greenfield Savings Bank * Rotary Club of Amherst * 100% of YAC’s Board of Directors!

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Silent Auction Items:

Bidding will take place at the event beginning at 3pm. Last bids at 3:55. Don’t be late!

Art and Jewelry

Artwork by Ana Keck
Pottery by Don Curtis
Glass earrings and gift card to attend glass class by Katie Ray Arts
Seriagraph print by Veda Myers
Large ceramic vessel by Steve Saxenian
Photograph by Patricia Scialo
Silver Jewelry by Tobi Sznajderman
Earrings by M&M Links

Cafes, Stores, & Goods

Amherst Books Gift Certificate
Carol Ross–Photographic Book
East Heaven Hot Tubs Gift Certificate
Esselon Coffee–5 lbs of coffee
Loose Goose Cafe–Picnic for 2
Ghepetto’s Restaurant–Gift card
Hampshire Children, Youth and Learning–Basket of goods
Nat Falk Store–Gift card
Ode–Gift card
The Toy Box–Gift card
Media Education Foundation–DVD package
Wendy’s Country Attic

Events & Services

Andrea Battle–Life Coaching Sessions
Celeste Cze–Massage
Admission to the CLPP 28th annual conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.
Fine Arts Center–tickets for 2 to spring performance
Hampshire Athletic Club–1 month membership
Hunt’s Photo & Video–custom instruction, ink-jet prints and sensor cleaning
Noho Bodyworks–Massage
Rosie Black Photography–2 hour photo shoot
Sei Bella Salon–Haircut and color with Carrie Whiteman
Small Ones Farm–basket of farm treasures
Stone Soup Farm–CSA Farmshare
Workshop 13–Gift certificate for an art class

We’re still accepting auction donations! If you have a product or service you would like to give, please contact Ally, by March 12.


Student Union Ballroom: 280 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Parking: Campus Center Garage $5. Free parking in outer lots

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