Detail - children, KeiskammaTapestry
 You might call Art for Art the pop-up shop that started before pop-up became de rigueur.

Every two years, supporters of Keiskamma Trust, a grassroots not-for-profit serving remote South African villages, stage a sale of products created by women of The Trust, coupled with a silent auction of paintings, woodworking, pottery, stained glass and other works donated by notable local artists. All profits from the evening go to South Africa to support the work of the trust, which encompasses health, visual arts, employment, organic gardening, ceramics, education, music, grandmother groups and more. In a region hard hit by AIDS/HIV and unemployment, the trust is a lifeline for hundreds who would otherwise have little hope.

This year, Art for Art is set for Saturday, October 25 at the Edmonton Petroleum Club, 11110 108 St.

Doors open 6:30 p.m., silent auction 7 to 9 p.m. Admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door

 Tickets are available at Edmonton Petroleum Club, or 780-465-1854.

 We invite you to help spread the word—and to join us at the event. It’s always a bustling evening as buyers get a head-start on Christmas and bid on works that promise to add a splash of artistry to a home or office while noshing on treats, browsing stories about Keiskamma Trust and chatting with folks who have volunteered at the trust and are passionate about its work.

 The evening is co-hosted by the Keiskamma Canada Foundation (, a local registered charity, and Women of Hope, an Edmonton chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Photo: Detail of village children from a world-renowned tapestry created in South Africa by the Keiskamma Trust Art Project