New Location, Same Mission for Popular Undercover Artists Fundraiser

Augusta, GA—The 7th annual Undercover Artists Show fundraiser is moving its party to a new location this year—Julian Smith Casino—but its mission to help children and young adults with traumatic brain injuries? That hasn’t changed.

Hosted by the Walton Foundation for Independence, the fundraiser (named Best Fundraiser by Augusta magazine in 2011) will be held Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. The event benefits Camp To Be Independent, Walton Foundation’s annual camp for children and young adults ages 8 to 21 with an acquired brain injury.

Taking place this year from July 21 to 26 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga., Camp TBI provides a true, spend-the-night, summer-camp experience—from zip lines and swimming to horseback riding and a camp talent show—in a safe, medically supervised environment. Proceeds from the annual Undercover Artists Show fundraiser help send 50 children and young adults to Camp TBI every year, free of charge.

The highlight of the Undercover Artists Show is the popular undercover art auction, featuring original works by more than 100 local artists, community leaders and celebrities—with a twist. All artists’ names are hidden until the very end of the silent auction so that each piece can be judged and bid upon based on its own merit and appeal to the bidder.

“Every year, we continue to be overwhelmed by the incredible art donated to this event,” said Alice Salley, Development Officer at the Walton Foundation for Independence. “And, by covering the artists’ names, there are no preconceived notions as to each pieces’ value—supporting the premise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This concept was born to draw attention to a second show, the Georgia Artists With Disabilities Juried Show, that we sponsor each April at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital.”

The 7th Annual Undercover Artists Show is presented by Barney’s Pharmacy and Medequip. This year’s theme is “An Evening in the Caribbean,” and features “mARTinis,” food by Jennifer Shuford of Tastefully Yours, and music by Daddy Grace and the Henry’s.

Tickets are $50. To purchase, contact the Walton Foundation for Independence at 706-826-5809 or email alsalley@wrh.org.


Walton Rehabilitation Health System restores ability, hope and independence to those needing medical rehabilitation and/or community support following temporary illness, injury or a life-changing disability. WRHS is comprised of Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, a specialty not-for-profit hospital located in downtown Augusta; Walton Outpatient Therapy Center; Walton Medical Associates; Walton Community Services, which provide independent living settings throughout the CSRA for families with disabilities and for seniors; Walton Wound Care a Center; Walton Options for Independent Living, which provides employment assistance and other services for those with disabilities; and Walton Foundation for Independence. For more information, visit www.wrh.org.

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Public Service Announcement:

The 7th annual Undercover Artists Show fundraiser is moving its party to a new location this year—Julian Smith Casino—but its mission to help children and young adults with traumatic brain injuries? That hasn’t changed.

Hosted by the Walton Foundation for Independence, this year’s Undercover Artists Show is Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. The event benefits Camp To Be Independent, Walton Foundation’s annual camp for children and young adults ages 8 to 21 with an acquired brain injury.

Tickets are $50. To purchase, contact the Walton Foundation for Independence at 706-826-5809 or email alsalley@wrh.org.