ASTANA – An art exhibition featuring paintings created for the third annual charity auction “I Want to Live!” was opened Sept. 28 at The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, the hotel announced.
The “I Want to Live!” auction raises funds for children fighting life-threatening diseases, according to a Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, press release. The auction will feature paintings created by famous Kazakh artists and children who have survived life-threatening illnesses. The exhibition is being held as part of the hotel’s Community Footprints programme and is on display in the Vista Restaurant on its 30th floor.
“The wellbeing of children, their life satisfaction is the main focus of our corporate social responsibility programme, Community Footprints, in which all the Ritz-Carlton hotels and their employees around the world participate,” said General Director of The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, Joe Ghayad, in the hotel press release. “We are proud to participate in this project and we are happy to invite you to see the paintings by Kazakhstan’s artists and children and appreciate their expressiveness and depth of feeling. You will be amazed.”
The Community Footprints social and ecological responsibility programme focuses on the wellbeing of children, environmental responsibility and hunger and poverty relief, according to the hotel.
Organisers of the charity auction include the Social Voluntary Group, the Mercy Voluntary Society, the Public Found, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, SNC Kazakhstan and the Clay House Gallery. The exhibition at The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, will remain open until Oct. 10. The charity auction will take place the following day, Oct. 11.