The BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE event was a blast! Team Avatar tat2 raised over $1000 enough to get a child matched up with a “BIG”! Team member Robert Helt, alone, raised over $500! WAY TO GO ROBERT!!! ( Sheri Lynn )
As previously announced, we made raffle tickets for EVERYONE who donated if you donated several times, you got several tickets… and the winner is Amanda Loerke!!! You win the $100 gift certificate! We appreciate each and every donor and all you do for our beautiful community♡
Finally, thank you, Tonya Williams, Tyler Contreras, Robert Helt and Mason Wells for joining our team and sharing in our passion for supporting the Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
PRESENTING, Artist, Tonya Williams! She has many more to chose from. These GORGEOUS paintings are on display here at Avatar Tat2 and you are more than welcome to purchase either one. The larger is $30 and the small one is $15. Tonya is also planning her wedding, YAY! And all purchases will be helping Tonya and her fiance Tyler (also creates paintings in this style) make their dream wedding come true.
A little bit about the Artist ~ “After leaving the Navy as a disabled Vietnam Era Vet, I started stringing beads, selling at craft fairs and flea markets. After two years of selling, I thought to myself, there must be more I can do in this art. Buying a book by William Holt and following his tool list guide, i started out to become a silversmith.
My first torch was a tall hand held propane cylinder with a fine torch tip. All my beginning tools and some I still use today, were bought at garage sales or flea markets.
Over the years, I have been blessed with meeting, knowing and working with some great artists; both silversmith, goldsmith and master jewelers. To ALL of you, I want to say, thank you, you taught me well!
For the past 30 years, as I traveled my path alone in this world, my studios and tools have evolved into what I can say is a dream come true.
Now retired, I have moved into a home studio in a Northern Arizona Paradise with my most loving and wonderful wife. I’m now taking the next steps on my path to sell online.”
R.A. can be contacted at 928-925-5492 or email@example.com
OR view some of R.A.’s collection here at Avatar Tat2 and Art Gallery
OR He also has his own FB Page… RA Silversmith
Lizzette has been WOW-ing us with her musical talents for YEARS and although she is talented in many forms of art, Lizzette has recently been sharing her love for hand crafted beaded jewelry.
Additionally, her husband Ryan has a rare talent of his own. Ryan creates beautiful works of art, out of multi colored hand blown glass.
Together, they are a “Dynamic Duo”, creating all custom and 100% unique glass and bead jewelry. Feel free to come in and check the artwork out in person. You can also purchase their amazing pieces on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadingyou
GAH!!! I can’t hold it in any longer!!!! in addition to winning the Greater Prescott Valley Area’s Best of the Best 2016…. We also won The Quad Cities Best Of Business 2016!!! 😆 We accept our award and get photographed this Thursday!!!SOOOO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL FOR ALL OF THE AMAZING PEOPLE THAT WALK THROUGH OUR DOOR ♡♡♡
Please Please Please join us in collecting food for the Yavapai County Food Bank. There are so many families in need this time of year and I’m not ashamed to say that we were one of those families. We were truly blessed to have so many friends and family that would help us out in those times of need. Its just tough sometimes, ya know? This year we are able to take care of our own and are wanting to help as many others as we can, that are struggling this holiday season. We hope YOU can help out too! Fill your heart with love and fill your carts with a little something extra for our donation box! Let’s fill this donation box AT LEAST 3 MORE TIMES! #thedifferentmakingadifference #togetherwecanchangetheworld …. if we try.
Here’s a photo of local celebrity, The Mystical Mudder with his Mini Tough Mudd er daughter Abby, doing their part by bringing in food items for our Yavapai County Food Bank collection box!!! Another great example of #thedifferentmakingadifference — supporting Yavapai County Food Bank with Doug Hopple at Avatar Tat2 and Art Gallery