Limerick Art Society in charity appeal

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Art with a heart: Pat ONeill, of the Limerick Art Society, said Pieta House is doing extraordinary work [Picture: Liam Burke / Press 22]
LIMERICK Art Society will dedicate their next exhibition to help to raise funds for Irish suicide prevention and awareness charity Pieta House.

LIMERICK Art Society will dedicate their next exhibition to help to raise funds for Irish suicide prevention and awareness charity Pieta House.

The charity art sale will give 25% of all sales to Pieta House, which continues to provide counselling and treatment to a rising number of people in Limerick and around the country.

The exhibition will officially open on Thursday, May 9 at 6pm in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre. The exhibition will run until Saturday, May 18 with opening hours each day from 10am – 6pm.

Pat O’Neill from Limerick Art Society said the sale is one of the most important events they hold each year.

“Our aim is to bring art to people of all walks of life and this is a perfect way to do so while raising money for our chosen charity, Pieta House. It is a very worthy cause and we would urge the people of Limerick to come support not only their local artists but a charity doing extraordinary work,” Pat said. Last year’s charity art sale helped to raise €2,500 for the chosen charity, Limerick Marine Search & Rescue Service.

Founded in 1942, the Limerick Art Society is the oldest art society in Ireland, and counts 100 members.