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RESIST 2.0 Art Event is coming in March

Last spring, local educators Katie Snyder and Shannon Percocco put together the RESIST Art Show as another way to protest as well as heal from the effects of the exhausting political climate. They’ve recently announced RESIST 2.0, a second installment of the successful event from last year, that will be held on March 10th at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center.

Artist will be asked to donate at least 50 percent of their sales to the organizations that organizers have chosen to support. Here are the details:

Throughout history, artists have responded to the turbulence of their times with artist expression. Today, we once again find ourselves in such historic times.

Art is transformative. It brings community together. And when we come together as a community, anything is possible.

Last year’s RESIST show was AMAZING because of YOU. Please join us as we work to create RESIST 2.0.

We welcome both emerging and established artists. Please share widely within your contacts.

This year, RESIST 2.0 is very excited to announce the local organizations we will come together to support. Funds from the show will be divided equally between five organizations.

We welcome to the event Black Lives Matter CU, Courage Connection, Independent Media Center, Three Spinners and R.A.C.E.S.

We ask that artists donate a minimum of 50 percent of sales to these incredible agencies. Last year, we were heartened by the generosity of artists, many of whom donated 75-100 percent of sales!

More info on organizations can be found at :

Stay tuned for details on how to submit!

Managing Editor

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