A is for Art Gala helps students artists transition to professional

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE)– Albuquerque Public School (APS) art students are throwing a gala to benefit the APS Foundation, Fine Arts Department and the students themselves.

A is For Art is a live and silent auction with artwork by APS student artists.

APS Education Foundation’s Executive Director, Phill Casaus, 2016 La Cueva High Graduate, Amanda Burleson, and West Mesa High Junior, Carlos Aguilar, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the event. Watch above.

Guest will receive an insider view of Fine Arts classes, and students and teachers will discuss why the department is such an important part of education.

There will be many pieces up for bid, from watercolors to photography. Each piece is unique and hand crafted.

Students will receive 40-percent commission when their piece is sold, making them profession artists at the event.

Guest can also enjoy live entertainment from one of the top young saxophonists in the nation who is also a Volcano Vista graduate. A choral group form Manzano High will also be performing.

The gala will take place Saturday, November 19 at the Sandia Resort and Casino. The Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the ticketed dinner and live auction will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website. 

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