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Raising ‘Ca$h’ for Osborn activity center

Photographer Rodesha Ross founded the Artist Venue Nonprofit Organization (AVNPO) in 2009, to empower youth in her community. AVNPO is working on establishing a group of community centers where mentors can encourage local kids’ creativity through visual arts, photography and fashion design. Ms. Ross hopes to bring her vision to life first in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, where she grew up.

The First Annual Fash For Ca$h Charity Event will raise money for AVNPO scholarships and organizational overhead.  The event will take place at 1917 American Bistro on Sept. 21.

The cost of admission is $5 and includes a performance by Dorian Graham and her band and light refreshments. Organizers also promise various giveaways for attending guests. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests can bid on vintage photography pieces by local artists, jewelry, and other hand-crafted items in a silent auction.

“Using the artist within the community,” Ross says is the key “to establish the foundation for future innovators.” Fash for Ca$h promises to do both.

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