Good news: our goal has been achieved!
As part of its 2017 fundraising campaign, D’Arts et de rêves added a little extra component: a crowdfunding campaign that sold Christmas cards garnished with milkweed seeds, a plant that is indispensable for the survival of the monarch butterflies. Thanks to the support of many buyers, we raised the sum of $2,316 (net amount), which will be used to create a cocoon, made of live willows, for the observation of birds and butterflies. You will be invited next summer to admire these wonders as well as the new observation cocoon in the D’Arts et de rêves park.
You can still buy some cards at Galerie Art Libre at 6 Principale Sud in Sutton!
We’re offering you, for $ 20, three Christmas cards designed by Sutton artists. With each card, you’ll receive milkweed seeds, an essential plant that helps save monarch butterflies which, unfortunately, are an endangered species. By planting these seeds, you will contribute to the survival of these butterflies and might even enjoy seeing them flying around your garden! Each packet of seeds comes with the planting instructions. As you might have already noticed, the cultural park is a jewel ecosystem-wise and its wetland harbours several varieties of milkweed plants. We truly want to protect this environment, so we too will be planting milkweed seeds.
Linking art to nature? This is what D’Arts et de rêves wishes to do by offering to its visitors a living willow sculpture: this cocoon will be the perfect place to discreetly observe birds and butterflies. All the profits made with the sale of the cards will be used to make this project a reality.
How to purchase our cards? By visiting the Galerie Art libre located at 6, rue Principale Sud in Sutton (open from Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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The artists behind the cards
The cards were created by Isabelle D’Hauterive and Brigite Normandin, to find out more about these exceptional artists, click on the following link: Isabelle D’Hauterive et Brigite Normandin
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