Sick of the homeless folks lurking about the wash, river walk and park?

Then do something about it.

No, you don’t have to open your bedroom to total strangers, but you can help by attending a fundraising benefit concert and art auction at the Center for Creative Chaos.

The event runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on June 29 at the Z Mansion, 288 N. Church Ave.

It’s $5 to get in, but you get a lot for that five bucks, like a performance by the coolest man standing, Black Man Clay, who is one of four musical acts scheduled for the event.

Black Man Clay is a riot/File photo Francisco Medina

Black Man Clay is a riot/File photo Francisco Medina

You can also join a raffle to win New Mexico artist Sarah Smith’s Day of the Dead art or bid on other art that is part of the silent auction that starts June 26 through 29.

A news release from the Center adds more info:

The Center for Creative Chaos educates the public on the reality of the conditions of homelessness and poverty through video and advocacy activities. You can help support their mission by attending this summer event filled with music, art, refreshments and conversation. Recent video projects provide an intimate glimpse at homeless people that most of us never encounter.

Even if you can’t make the June 29 event, you can help the homeless through the Center in other ways. Every other Saturday at noon the Center conducts a Feed The Homeless Project at Santa Rita Park, Third Avenue and 22nd Street. The release notes:

You can participate by donating sandwiches, prepared lunches, pizza, hamburgers, soda, water, juices, clothing, blankets, toiletries or anything that you figure that people that don’t have anything can use. Or you can help enliven their lives by listening to their stories and communicating with them.

The Center for Creative Chaos is at:
739 N. Fourth Ave. (next to the Epic Cafe), 623-9061
Regular gallery hours are 1 to 8 p.m., Mon. through Wed.

The Center for Creative Chaos is under the fiscal sponsorship of Pan Left Productions Tax free donations can be made through Pan Left by indicating the Center for Creative Chaos.

Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Photo Ryn Gargulinski

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