ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser

2024 ARTrageous Bras Project
benefitting the Little Pink Houses of Hope Foundation and theArtworks
Support Can Be Beautiful
July, 2024

Far more than functional clothing, bras can actually be beautiful and representational artistic creations which can convey powerful messages about breast cancer — awareness, hope, empowerment, strength and survival. They make a wonderful canvas for a worthy cause!

In this creative partnership, the Greater Topsail Art Association and theArtWorks are committed to bringing a one-of-a-kind transformative and immersive experience to the Cape Fear area in this collaboration. The “2024 ARTrageous Bras – Support Can Be Beautiful” is a public art project benefitting the Little Pink Houses of Hope Foundation as well as theArtworks.

The mission of the Greater Topsail Art Association is to fulfill our artistic and community obligations together, by focusing on and promoting the highest possible standards in the visual arts. We strive to serve a broad artistic community by providing opportunities for new and existing talent, and by regularly providing and participating in exhibits and events that engage both the Greater Topsail North Carolina area and the general public.

One portion of the 2024 ARTrageous Bras Project proceeds will benefit the Little Pink Houses of Hope, whose mission is “to empower breast cancer patients and families to live each day to the fullest, with direction, purpose, and hope for the cancer journey.” 

theArtWorks will also receive a portion of the proceeds raised in this event. theArtWork’s mission is to enhance the community, assist the artist, contribute to the revitalization of Wilmington, preserve Wilmington’s commercial landmarks, and increase the opportunities for artists. This mission is fulfilled by providing a place to create, display and sell all types of art, thereby fostering Wilmington as an international art destination. 

Whether you are a breast cancer survivor, a family member or friend of someone who battled with breast cancer, or simply someone who would like to contribute to help fight in this battle, we would love for you to join us in this inspiring and creative project! The decorated bras will be on display at the Verrazzano Gallery (at theArtworks) from Thursday, October October 24th through Sunday, October 27, 2024. The bra auction will take place during the Fourth Friday Artwalk, October 25th at the Verrazzano Gallery.

If you wish to participate in this project by decorating a bra and donating it to The ARTrageous Bras project for auction, please download this PROSPECTUS and follow the instructions provided. Some sample bras are provided in the prospectus for your reference. We are so excited to see your ideas! We are looking forward to accepting all applicants who have followed all guidelines in the prospectus.

Warmest Regards,

Sabine Baeckmann-Murray
President, Greater Topsail Art Association