Provincetown’s Jim Broussard had the idea of getting artists to paint cigar boxes as a fund-raising effort, which he’s dubbed “Art From the Heart.” He hopes to make it an annual ritual, with a different nonprofit benefitting each year.
He asked dozens of artists to participate, and about 50 did. The result is a colorful, inspiring collection of works — some painterly, some sculptural, some done up inside and out. They’ll be on display at the Provincetown Commons, at 46 Bradford St., starting Monday, Nov. 2, through Nov. 30. All are for sale, affordably priced from $50 to $500, and going fast.
For 2020, Broussard picked Helping Our Women as beneficiary. HOW is an organization that provides support for women on the Outer Cape with chronic, life-threatening, or disabling medical conditions. He saw this as a way to honor the women in his life and those in Provincetown who selflessly supported gay men during the AIDS crisis. One hundred percent of the proceeds from “Art From the Heart” will go to HOW.
The Commons is open daily till 5 p.m., weekdays from 8:30 a.m., weekends from 10 a.m. For more information on “Art From the Heart,” contact HOW at 508-487-4357 or see helpingourwomen.org.