Event Caps a Humorous Social Media Campaign to Shop for the NAMI Cause
DAVENPORT, Iowa (November 29, 2017) – The artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts will host a Wine Walk Friday December 15, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 225 East Second Street, Davenport. Guests may purchase a hand-painted wine glass for $20, which entitles them to a tasting of unique wines and light snacks.
The evening will include strolling carolers from the Black Hawk College Community Chorale. A special drawing will give attendees a chance to win a Quad Cities shop-local swag basket featuring items ranging from a hotel stay to a margarita kit.
A percentage of wine glass sales during the Wine Walk will support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Mississippi Valley. This 37-year old affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization provides free education and support programs to individuals and families living with a mental health condition.
Local comedians Jessica Gordon and Joshua Kahn from Open Source Improv are also supporting a “Shop for NAMI” social media campaign that culminates in the Wine Walk. The campaign features videos on solving the oh-so predictable crises of finding the perfect holiday gift. Participating galleries and artists will donate a percentage of their sales from November 24 to December 15.
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About Bucktown Center for the Arts
Bucktown is a component of Midcoast Fine Arts, a Quad-City nonprofit organization focused on stimulating our community’s cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. The Center features unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative, unusual and useable works of art created by local artists. Contact the Center at www.bucktownarts.com or 563-424-1210.

About NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is a 37-year old affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI advocates for early identification, and access to treatment and recovery supports. NAMI provides free programs for individuals living with a mental health condition and their families that accelerate recovery and prevent further harm. Their programs complement the work of local mental health professionals. NAMI serves families in Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties in Illinois, as well as Clinton, Scott and Muscatine counties in Iowa. Contact NAMI at www.namigmv.org or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.

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