Palette2Palate Charity Art Event

The Canton arts community continues its collaboration with the Stark County Hunger Task Force to fight local hunger by preparing to stage the fourth annual Palette2Palate charity art event. Many talented local artists featured have graciously donated their work to be displayed and offered for purchase in both live and silent auctions to raise money for a worthy cause — alleviating hunger in Stark County.

Proceeds from Palette2Palate benefit the nearly 28,000 hungry men, women, and children served each month by the Stark County Hunger Task Force. The purchase of original art at the event directly helps those in Stark County who are in need.

The donated works of art will be on exhibit for an hour and a half prior to being auctioned off to the highest bidder. During this time, there will also be a silent auction featuring a variety of items donated by generous local businesses, area cultural institutions, and more. Along with local art to peruse, attendees will be entertained with music provided by “Joy-us Moments,” and will enjoy heavy appetizers by Bill and Mary’s Creative Catering and amazing desserts courtesy of Kat’s Bake Shoppe. Attendees will then transition into the live auction of donated artwork, which is sure to be memorable, thanks to auctioneer Kris Ross of Dimmerling Realty and Auctioneers with the assistance of our emcee Jay Spencer.

This fantastic art exhibition and charity art auction for hunger will be held at the beautiful Joseph A. Saxton Gallery of Photography on Saturday, November 5th. Doors will open at 7PM. Each ticket holder will receive two tickets for complimentary beverages when they check in at the event. Pre-sale tickets are available now through October 29th at the discounted price of $50.00. After this date, the price will increase to $55.00.

Our notable donor artists include:

  • Photographers: Joe Albert, Michael Barath, Tim Belden, John Erme, Mark Pitocco, Mandy Altimus-Pond, Susan Shearer, Shawn Wood
  • Painters: Tim Carmany, Joseph Close, Nancy Young Darrah, Christian Harwell, Pam LaRocco, Ted Lawson, Judi Longacre, Bob Maurer, Kevin Maxwell, David McDowell, Jack McWhorter, Doreen St. John, Lynn Weinstein
  • Mixed Media: Clare Murray Adams, Jorge Cervantez, Russ Hench, Pam Neff, Gail Wetherell-Sack, Michael Weiss
  • Potters: Paulette Bartenstein, Liz Enyon, Laura Kolinski-Schultz, Bill Shearrow, Jack Valentine
  • Letterpress: Letterpress Jess (Jess and Doug Bennett)
  • Glass: Mindy Sand
  • Textiles: Donna Ischo

We will also auction pieces by Joe Martino and Cathy Welner which were generously donated by Karen Best.

The Stark County Hunger Task Force is very grateful for the support of these talented members of Canton’s arts community! The Task Force also appreciative of the local businesses that have supported Palette2Palate by donating items for the silent auction, and would like to thank Mr. Tim Belden for hosting us for the third year in a row.

This wonderful event is made possible with the support of our sponsors. Thank you to:

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Anheuser-Busch Sales of Canton
  • Stewart Photography
  • Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. LPA
  • Robert Fay, CPA
  • Canton Chair Rental
  • Pinnacle Press
  • A Studio Photography
  • Kat’s Bake Shoppe
  • Cyrus Custom Framing

Questions about Palette2Palate can be directed to event chairman Mary Anne Schwartz at