It’s called Art for CAPSA and it’s an art auction and benefit dinner to be held this Friday, Oct 12th. It will be held at the Malouf building in Nibley, located at 1525 West 2960 South. Jacob Neely of Malouf was a guest on KVNU ‘s For the People program on Wednesday.
He said this is the third year for the event and said many people know about Citizens Against Physical & Sexual Abuse, also known as CAPSA, but may not realize its reach. Just last year the organization sheltered 380 women, children and men in our community.
Neely said, “the cool thing is they never turned away a single person. And part of the reason why is that sometimes the shelter does get full, but they receive funding from us through this event to ensure a hotel stay or something, typically a hotel, (so) that person has a place to go to.”
He said money raised will also go to CAPSA’s therapy program that last year handled nearly 5,000 calls through their hotline and provided therapy to several hundred people. At the event, they will feature a variety of local artists in a wide spectrum of creative mediums. All artwork has been generously donated in support of CAPSA.
“One artist in particular named Mike Malm, a valley resident for a long time, he actually went to Utah State University. He’s one of those that sells his art outside of the valley for a lot of money and inside the valley.
“But he’ll be doing a live painting at the event. He’s started on the painting; he’s very in depth. That painting will be finished live at the event and then we’ll actually auction it off right there.”
You can get more information and register for the event at MaloufFoundation.org/capsa
AUDIO: Jason Williams interviews Jacob Neely about Art for CAPSA event