About Friends of Lake ADAMHS

Friends of Lake ADAMHS is a volunteer-based 501(c)4 organization that works to raise awareness about mental health and recovery issues; support the work of the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board; and help ensure continuation of vital services in Lake County.

About the ADAMHS Board

Established by Ohio Statute, the ADAMHS Board is responsible for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and funding Lake County’s network of mental health and addiction recovery services. Board members are all Lake County residents who serve without compensation.

About the Celebrity Art Auction

One of the primary roles of Friends of Lake ADAMHS is fundraising. Since well over half of the ADAMHS budget comes from local taxes, it’s vital that we have the financial wherewithal to mount effective levy campaigns. The Celebrity Art Auction is the largest of our annual fundies.

Essentially, we ask some prominent – but not necessarily artistic – Lake Countians to create an original work of art. Those pieces are then auctioned at the event. The event itself has become a favorite – a classy, cool, entertaining evening attended by hundreds. The 2014 Celebrity Art Auction is slated for Thursday, September 25th at St. Noel Banquet Center in Willoughby Hills.

What you’re being asked to do

As an artist, we hope you’ll consider volunteering to help one of our celebrities create something wonderful. Know that we’re only asking for your time and talent – reasonable out-of-pocket costs are reimbursable with pre-approval and receipts. Art, in this case, is very broadly defined. Past submissions have spanned stained glass, pottery, oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, wood carvings, furniture pieces, metalwork, textiles – even a hand painted guitar.

This year, we’d like our celebrity recruitment efforts to include a list of bona fide artists who are willing to help, along with quick descriptions of their skill sets and talents and photos of some of their work. In essence, we’d like to hand our celebrity recruits a menu and ask them to pick something that looks appealing.

Willing? Able? If so, please complete and send this form. Thanks!