Local Art to Benefit Locals in Need at Eggistentialism 3.0

Urban Ministries and Local Galleries Partner for Poverty Relief

RALEIGH, NC – March 31, 2016: For the third year in a row, Urban Ministries of Wake County will partner with Tipping Paint Gallery and 311 Gallery to host Eggistentialism 3.0. The juried art exhibition will benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County by offering one-of-a-kind pieces focused on everything chicken.

Eggistentialism 3.0 pairs its theme with Urban Ministries’ summer event, Tour D’ Coop, a family-friendly tour of backyard chicken coops throughout the Triangle.

The Exhibition is free and kicks off Friday, May 6th, lasting until May 31st. Visitors are invited to enjoy light refreshments while they browse. Visitors are also encouraged to vote for their favorite artist with just a $1.

Tour D’ Coop advance tickets are available online or day-of tickets can be purchased from participating Whole Foods’ locations and Seaboard Ace Hardware. Recommended admission is a $10 donation per individual or a $20 donation per carload. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $250.

WHEN: Friday, May 6; 6:00p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Tipping Paint Gallery at 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh
WHY: – Support the community in need
– Enjoy one-of-a-kind pieces created by local artists
-Sample small snacks and wine while you browse

Visit www.tourdcoop.com for more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities.


About Tour D’ Coop: Tour D’ Coop began in 2005 as a way for a few neighbors to show off their hens and coops, while highlighting the benefits of urban farming and backyard poultry. Eleven years later, Tour D’ Coop has grown into a one-day garden tour that encompasses more than 20 coops and thousands of visitors. www.tourdcoop.com

About Urban Ministries of Wake County: For 35 years, Urban Ministries has worked to meet the basic needs – food, shelter, and healthcare – of Wake County’s most vulnerable residents. Urban Ministries serves 27,000 individuals each year, including 11,000 children. More than 90 cents of every dollar contributed goes directly to client services. www.urbanmin.org