The LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County is showing area LGBT artists some love.
“For the Love of Art” is a special Valentine’s Day-themed event and fundraiser featuring local LGBT artists, musicians and authors Feb. 12.
Rachel Stevenson, president and founder of the LGBT Equality Alliance, said she was pleased with the number and quality of artists and performers who offered up their talents for the event.
“Our whole focus is really to amplify the voices of the LGBT community in the suburbs, and this is an opportunity for us to do so for artists,” she said. “We have had some amazing works submitted this year. There really wasn’t an artist that submitted things that we didn’t want to have featured in some capacity. The goal of our organization is to create supportive and safe environments for our community members. So this is one way to do it.”
Stevenson added that “For the Love of Art” will generate support for the organization’s programming and future events, as well as other local LGBT causes.
“The funds help us to promote our programs and services throughout the year,” she said. “Some of the money goes to support GSA clubs in the local suburban areas. We’ll be rolling out a scholarship fund this year for LGBTQA students.”
The LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester Country presents “For the Love of Art” 3-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Historic Yellow Springs, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs. For more information or tickets, visit www.lgbteachesco.org or https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edlipsul99260d88&oseq=&c=&ch=.