£1 million raised through Elmer’s Big Art Parades!
Wild in Art, and project partner Andersen Press, are delighted to announce that, with Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade raising £312,750 at their auction in 2021, Elmer’s art trails have achieved a whopping £1,072,000 since the Elmer’s Big Art Parade project began in 2019!
The biggest lot was local artist Ralph Steadman’s ‘Elly-do, Elly-don’t, Elly-dance!’ which took inspiration from the Elmer book and his iconic art for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson – this sculpture sold for an incredible £15,500 at auction.
On the evening of the auction, Paul Black, PR and Brand Director at Andersen Press said: “When we set out with our friends at Wild in Art to stage Elmer’s Big Art Parades, we could have only dreamed of raising these incredible amounts of money – to cross the £1 million mark in Maidstone was a brilliant achievement, and we hope we can continue to raise lots of much-needed money for charities as the art trails land in town and cities all over the world.”
The project continues into 2022, with Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail marching in over the summer to raise funds for Northern Ireland Hospice.