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Truckee-based Choices nonprofit to host art show as part of TOAST

Special to the Sun

The Truckee-based office of Choices Person Centered Services will host its third annual art show and fundraiser July 15-17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Truckee Open Art Studios Tour.

The exhibition will feature the works of 12 artists who attend the nonprofit’s day program.

Founded in 1988, Choices Person Centered Services has been providing progressive programs and services to people with developmental disabilities for more than 25 years. The Truckee location added art to its curriculum some three years ago.

“The biggest benefit of our art program is the opportunity for self-expression,” said Choices Program Manager Kimberly Whitington. “It gives the people we serve a way to express themselves. Some of our artists are nonverbal, and struggle to communicate how they are really feeling.

“Creating art is a great way for them to express themselves, sell their artwork and make some money.”

The Truckee Open Art Studios Tour — aka TOAST — provides an inside look into the creative process of Truckee-area artists, with this year’s event set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15-17 and July 22-24.

More information on TOAST can be found at http://www.creativetruckee.org. The Choices show/sale will be open during the first weekend only at its day program facility at 11025 Pioneer Trail, Suite 102, Truckee.

All of the exhibited artwork will be available for purchase, with set prices posted — a throwback to the original format that was altered last year in favor of a silent-auction model.

This article was provided by the nonprofit Choices Person Centered Services. Visit cts-choices.org to learn more.