The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Artjamming are partnering up to hold a two-day public event in a plight to help save elephants from the ivory trade. This event will be held in Cape Town at the Cavendish Square shopping centre on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th of July. Celebrities, children from ‘Reach for a Dream’ and othe youngsters, aged five to 12, will be coming to this fun event in which they will take part in a two-day Artjamming paint-a-thon, where the ‘masterpieces’ will ultimately be auctioned to raise funds.

On day one children from all over Cape Town are invited to create a painting in an Artjamming session for free. These paintings will be used as a backdrop for the next session the following day. On day two 50 children who entered the online competition will paint 10 doors together with celebrity guests. These doors will serve as a constant visual reminder of the threats facing elephants. The doors will then be auctioned at a cocktail party later that evening and the funds raised will be used by IFAW in its activities to protect elephants.

The aim of this event is to educate and inform children about animals, their habitats and their role in the world and to encourage them to become directly involved from a young age in promoting actions, attitudes, and policies to create a better world for animals and humans to live in together. IFAW’s project will also serve as the launch event for an IFAW
Kid’s Club.

Animal Action started in South Africa eight years ago and is the largest animal welfare event for the youth in the world. In 2012 Animal Action’s focus grew on elephants and in particular the need to save elephants from the illegal ivory trade. Using educational materials this programme will introduce young people to the challenges facing both animals and humans. Artjamming, known as the home of paintertainment, will be brightening up this event for the celebs and kids in an exciting and creative way by allowing them to freely express themselves with an endless supply of colourful paint in conjunction with music.

Please support us and ‘help save elephants.’ All support, financial or in-kind help, will help ensure the success of this event.


Dates: Wednesday 11th July and Thursday 12th July 2012
Times: 10-00 am – 16-00 pm
Auction: 18-00 pm – 20-00 pm on 28th June 2012
Venue: Centre Court, Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town

Categories: Art