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VAN GO HAS A LOT GOING ON! We host a variety of events every year, each with the goal of publicly recognizing our young artists and promoting the good work they create. From art shows and unveilings to creative fundraisers there is something sure to fit everyone’s time and budget!

November 26, 2016

Adornment Art Show and Sale – Opening night


Every year on the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving, we transform our workspace into a veritable holiday shopping wonderland with works creted by our teens all fall. Attendance on opening night earns you access to the recognition ceremony, holiday music, refreshments, free gift wrap, not to mention first dibs on the ART! To witness the proud face of a young artist when their piece has sold is really what Adornment is all about. The Adornment show is open for shoppers thru December 24.

February 10, 2017

Culinary Hearts


Join us for our 6th annual Valentine’s Dinner featuring Chef TK Peterson of Merchants Pub & Plate. A beautifully prepared 5 course meal, live music, finely set tables and the company of your choice will complete a lovely evening in honor of Van Go. Culinary Hearts raises funds specifically for our Go Healthy initiative. Go Healthy provides education and training on healthy lifestyles and is a growing component of Van Go’s job-training programs.

Cocktail hour, wine and beer are included in your ticket price.

April, 2017

Spring Project Unveiling


Each spring we complete a large-scale mural project with surfaces as varied as an underground walkway to a city bus. Each year brings a new challenge which we gladly accept. 

July 22, 2017

19th annual Benchmark Unveiling


One of our favorite events of the year—the unveiling of 20 custom art benches commissioned by local businesses, organizations, and individuals. The benches are arranged in a large circle, each covered with a white sheet. The large crowd of clients, family and community gather around the perimeter of the room. One by one–preceded by a drum roll– the young artists unfurl the sheet covering their bench to the (surprise/pleasure/applause of their client and.  This event is free and open to the public—an event not to miss!

September, 2017

Annual Fundraising Auction


For 13 years we held a fundraiser at Clinton Lake Marina called What Floats Your Boat, which was lovingly nick-named the “Party of the Summer.” This next year we will celebrate our 20th anniversary with a new event yet to be unveiled. Stay tuned!