The country’s north-eastern states have been heavily hit by floods throughout the monsoon, and the team at ‘SOCIAL’, the co-working space and cafe in Sector 7, Chandigarh have decided to step in to raise funds for rebuilding the region. The restaurant’s social initiative, #SocialSupports has kick-started ‘ARTery – a silent art auction’ where all proceeds from sale of art will go the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
The art initiative aims to provide coordinated relief from across the five cities that SOCIAL is present in. “SOCIAL is an integral part of the cultural landscape of the young urban consumer,” says Shobita Kadan, Director – Marketing & Strategy, Impresario Handmade Restaurants. “Both art and contributing to the greater good are things that matter to them – so why not bring both into one space? We wanted to provide a platform for artists who wished to contribute to the rehabilitations through their creations,” added Kadan.
As part of the initiative, pieces of art have been donated by independent Indian artists from across the country. The participating Chandigarh-based artists are Rhea Saupin and Savi. The auction in Chandigarh kicked off with a live art piece on Thursday (September 27) where the artists spoke to the audience about their contribution and fielded questions from those in attendance. The artworks will be on display at SOCIAL in Sector 7. One can bid for the artworks from the base price upwards. For more information, log on to www.socialoffline.in
Where: Sector 7 Social, Chandigarh
When: September 27 to October 3.