BR arts council offers special print benefiting flood-affected artists

BR arts council offers special print benefiting flood-affected artists

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge hopes people will join them in helping artists affected by the flood.

Virginia-based artist Becky Webb Guynn painted a work called "When the Saints Go Marching In" and agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of her piece. She said the piece was inspired by a trip to Louisiana.

"The way I see it, they're always the first ones to jump into help when there are relief projects, and the thought of them losing everything, or even having to leave town because they can't afford to stay here is sad for the soul of the community, so hopefully this will help," Guynn said.

The special prints are available on the council's website through November and December. The prints are $100 each, and proceeds from the sales of the special print will go to the flood-affected artists.

"We serve an 11-parish area and out of those 11 parishes, 10 were directly impacted by the flooding, and so we are ready to help our artists recover and do their art - celebrate all the things that are really wonderfully exemplified in this painting," said Renee Chatelain with the arts council.

The arts council also donated $3,000 to help the Park Forest Middle School Band get to the Veterans Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

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