As someone who watched a loved one suffer - to the point of losing the ability to walk and experiencing chronic aches and pains - with multiple sclerosis, the disease registers with me on a personal level. But that's just one of the reasons why "Artists to Beat MS" caught my attention. The other reason is because its silent auction is slated to showcase a variety of artwork, including paintings, drawings, photography and other items.
Some of the works were created specifically for Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's Art Showcase, which spotlights art by folks who have been diagnosed with MS. Hosted by Michael Dross, a tattoo artist at Uptown Arts, the shindig will also feature hors d'oeuvres, drinks, free manicures and gift certificates from local establishments (5Church, Dandelion Market, Villa Francesca and Prohibition, to name a few).
May 3, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Uptown Arts, 127 N. Tryon St., Suite 232. For more information, call 800-532-7667(ext. 117) or visit support.mymsaa.org/artiststobeatms.