Paint strokes against hunger with local artists at 3rd Annual Palette2Palate

feed your artistic palette, conscience, and your belly

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The Canton arts community is again collaborating with the Stark County Hunger Task Force to fight local hunger as we prepare to stage the third 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 27,000 hungry men, women, and children served each month by the Stark County Hunger Task Force, so when you take home an original piece that very evening, know that your purchase directly helps those in need!

The donated works of art will be on exhibit for two hours prior to being auctioned off to the highest bidder, and we are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be curated by the former director of the Canton Museum of Art, M.J. Albacete. During this time, there will also be a large, 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 treated to several short performances by members of the Canton Ballet, music provided by Joy-us Moments, heavy appetizers by Bill and Mary’s Creative Catering, and amazing desserts courtesy of Kat’s Bake Shoppe. We will then transition into the live auction of donated artwork, which is sure to be memorable thanks to auctioneer Rodney Dimmerling and assisting 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 7th. Doors will open at 7PM. Each ticket holder will receive three tickets for complimentary beverages when they check in at the event. Pre-sale tickets are available now through October 31st at the discounted price of $50.00 but after October 31, the price will increase to $55.00.

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Our notable donor artists include:

  • Local photographers  Shawn Wood, David Stewart, Joe Albert, Michael Barath, Mark Pitocco, Michelle Waalkes, Mandy Altimus Pond, and Richard Patrick
  • Painters Nancy Stewart Matin, Nancy Young Darrah, Bob Maurer, Russ Hench, Judi Longacre, Lynn Weinstein, Gail Wetherall-Sack, Ted Lawson, Christian Harwell and Nancy Michel
  • Mixed media artists Joe Martino and Clare Murray Adams
  • Potters Paulette Bartenstein, Liz Enyon and Laura Donnely; and furniture artist Joe Rosza
  • A special highlight is the donation of a painting by Joseph O’Sickey by Gail Martino

The SCHTF is very grateful for the support of these talented individuals! We are are so appreciative of the local businesses who have already supported P2P by donating items for our silent auction, and would like to thank Mr. Tim Belden for hosting us for the second year in a row.

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

  • Stewart Photography
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Anheuser-Busch Sales of Canton
  • Levin Furniture
  • Canton Chair Rental,
  • Pinnacle Press
  • A Studio Photography
  • Kat’s Bake Shoppe

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

Need some inspiration? Check out our gallery from last year’s Palette2Palete event!