Art and Craft Expo to Raise Funds For Disabled Art and Craft Classes

( Alison McIlroy and La Famia Creative Arts today announced the charity will host The Art and Craft Expo on November 3 from 9am to 2pm at Wigram Manor, 14 Henry Wigram Drive in Hornby. Admission is free to this family event. Proceeds will be used to fund the arts and crafts workshops offered to disabled adults throughout Christchurch.

The event will feature a silent art auction showcasing a mix of work from Christchurch artists and the work of disabled students from the charitable classes. There will also be a selection of craft stalls from local businesses, music by Radio La Famia and the Taste Prenzel Café on site will be open for refreshments.

Art Tutor Tiffany Cavanaugh is personally contributing to this event by donating one of her paintings and running a craft stall for her own small business as well as one selling additional crafts that her students have created specifically for the event.

Says Cavanaugh, “It has been great being part of this event and seeing how eager people in our city are to help with donated artwork and participating in an event that has never been held before.”

La Famia Creative Arts is a charitable organisation based in Christchurch, that took on the services previously provided by Floyds Creative Arts established 1975. Our vision is to bring together those in the community in need of a healthy support network, community through creativity.

La Famia Creative Arts can be found on the web at For additional information on holding a stall, donating artwork or further details, please contact Alison McIlroy at 365 4849 or via email:

Media Release 2 October 2012.