A Window Between Worlds Steps into a New Tomorrow at Annual Community Event Art in the Afternoon

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12-4pm at the Venice Skills Center 611 5th Ave, Venice CA 90291

Apr 29, 2014, 17:07 ET from A Window Between Worlds

VENICE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) presents Art in the Afternoon, the organization's 12th annual family-fun festival to benefit their healing art programs for women and children survivors of domestic violence, May 4th at the Venice Skills Center in Venice, CA. This year's event theme, "stepping into a new tomorrow," speaks to the growth of the organization as it's called upon to meet an increasing demand for its programs to serve new populations beyond the shelter setting. Founder and Executive Director, Cathy Salser, will announce the next phase of AWBW's community impact at the event.

G Hannelius, star of The Disney Channel's "Dog with a Blog" returns as Art in the Afternoon Host for her fifth year, and is joined by the entire cast of "Dog with a Blog," as well as stars from Disney Channel's "Jessie," "Kickin' It," "Girl Meets World" and "Liv & Maddie." The event will feature autograph signings and a chance to enter a Hula Hoop Contest with G Hannelius and her co-star, Francesca Capaldi!

Additional activities include signature AWBW art workshops, an In-N-Out® Cookout (noon-2:30pm), Aquarium of the Pacific on Wheels, Panda Express, games and prizes, Hansen's Cakes, musical performances, live and silent auctions, and more surprises! Kids 12 and under are free; teens are just $20 and adults are $50. And thanks to a special grant from Fuserna, all new donations will be matched! Purchase tickets by calling 310-396-0317 or visit http://bit.ly/1gRHxha. Sponsorship options also available.

Auction Donors Include: Universal Studios Hollywood, JetBlue, Trapeze School New York; Los Angeles, Hoop It Up Kids, Los Angeles Dodgers, and many more!

Event Sponsors: In-N-Out Burger®, Aquarium of the Pacific, Panda Express, Hansen's Cakes, NBC/ Universal, Google, Whole Foods, Acure Organics, Panda Express, The Art Institute of CaliforniaLos Angeles, Resource Natural Spring Water, Hansen's Natural Soda, Expedia ATM Cash.

About A Window Between Worlds: Since 1991 AWBW has provided art as a healing and empowering tool for individuals living in domestic violence shelters to rebuild their lives and end the cycle of violence. Art offers a window to a new world in which violence, shame and silence are replaced by safety, healing and hope. For the participants in the workshops, art acts as a reminder of the power they have to create change for themselves and their communities. In 2013, AWBW reached over 19,000 women and children at 296 sites throughout Los Angeles and 28 states nationwide. A ten-year-old child recently shared during an AWBW art workshop, "My artwork makes me think, feel and smile through my pain. Art is art. It's never wrong. That's what I love about it."

Press contact: Lindsay Merfeld (310) 396-0317 x 214 lmerfeld@awbw.org
For more information on Art in the Afternoon or A Window Between Worlds,
please visit www.awbw.org, call 310.396.0317 or email events@awbw.org

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