Are you a creative person who understands to value of charity?

If so, look no farther than ArtScape.

The annual fundraiser for the National LGBTQ Task Force returns March 3, 2016 and organizers are calling for submissions.

“ArtScape has become one of the most popular Winter Party events of the entire week,” said Carolina Bonnelly, Miami-based filmmaker and curator of ArtScape, in a news release. “Our annual art exhibition showcases prominent and emerging LGBTQ artists in a fun and casual setting and we’re very excited that what started out five years ago as an event for the women of Winter Party has been embraced by the entire community now.”

Submissions are due by January 15, 2016. Lisa Mercado is coordinating submissions and she tells SFGN there is no theme and all art forms are welcome right down to performance art and spoken word. Submissions must be personally executed, of original design and free from any copyright. Artists can e-mail samples to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Task Force officials are still searching for a venue for ArtScape, Mercado said. Artists whose work is accepted will receive two free tickets to the event.

ArtScape is part of the iconic Winter Party Festival held at venues through Miami and Miami Beach. The 2016 festival is scheduled for March 2-7, 2016. To purchase passes or for more information, visit www.winterparty.com

Since its inception in 1994 as a party between close knit friends, Winter Party has grown into the premier event for the National LGBTQ Task Force. The organization states it has donated more than $2.1 million to local Miami based groups that serve the needs of the LGBT community.


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