The Springhill Suites by Marriott near John Wayne Airport is striving to support art and art education in our community; on October 22, the hotel hosted 'Art Night', a customer event featuring local artist Sherry Lawler Sparks. With over 36 years as an artist, Sparks had been in association with prominent OC shows as well as having her work displayed at the Surf City Festival and at the Art Center Gallery in Huntington Beach.
Aside from the painting displays, guests also got to enjoy an assortment of Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and refreshments. As well, guests could wind down a step further with a 5 minute relaxing chair massage provided by a local Chiropractic office.
Art education has been known to help young students in their academic and social development, thus the community service program Save Art! was created by Springhill Suites in cooperation with Fresh Artists to identify an underserved local public school to sponsor, using the Save Art! guidelines.
Until the evening of Tuesday December 2, 2014, Springhill Suites hotels are taking part in the community program, Save Art! by sponsoring local, underfunded public schools; raising funds for art supplies to help support the school's art education programs. The Irvine John Wayne Airport Springhill Suites location is supporting Davis Elementary in Santa Ana, hotel guests and visitors can make a monetary donation to the hotel and at the conclusion of campaign, Springhill Suites will report the total amount raised, and art kits filled with classroom art supplies will be prepared by their partner, Fresh Artists and sent to hotels to deliver to David Elementary.