Police artists group raises more than $2,500 for charity at 11th art show
The Police Artists of Peel group, comprised of a dozen civilian, sworn, currently serving and retired members of the Peel Regional Police, recently hosted its 11th annual art show in Brampton, Ont., and raised more than $2,500 for charity.
The event saw just under 200 visitors over the four hours, said Shawn McCowell, the chair of the Police Artists of Peel and a recently retired staff sergeant. All funds raised through the art are going towards a new non-profit, called Boots on the Ground, geared to offering over-the-phone and in-person support to first responders throughout the province.
The Police Artists of Peel group is a collection of painters, sketchers, photographers and stained glass artisans who work throughout the year, creating and donating original works in support of a multitude of charitable endeavours, such as Special Olympics Ontario and Boots on the Ground.
See some examples from the show below and click HERE for more on Boots on the Ground.