MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (CBS4) – Just about everyone who has been a parent of a young child has a collection of priceless art masterpieces. Art education enhances creativity and fosters imagination. This is why the Education Fund is celebrating art education by hosting the most extraordinary art auction event of the season Friday, May 20.

It’s called “The Art of Found Objects,” and Ms. Reboucas’ art students have been making art and participating in the Ed Fund’s charity event for the past eight years.

She calls art education crucial because it plays a major role in developing a child’s academic and social skills. The money she receives from the art auction is critical.

“The program is what it is today because of the money they raise through the Education Fund,” said Reboucas.

The annual charity auction combines the power of a child’s imagination with the ultimate recycling program. This year, the auction will feature unique pieces of art created by Miami-Dade elementary, middle, and high school students. The students created the original works from supplies found at the Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center for educational material.

Ed Fund board member Brenda Basset calls the auction a lot of fun and a great way for our community to support art education. “Thanks to the Ocean Bank and the Children’s Trust we have created a children’s Art Basel,” said Basset.

This year also marks the Education Fund’s 25th year anniversary. To celebrate, the Education Fund is honoring 25 local leaders who are all products of the Miami-Dade County public school system. CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez is one of those honorees.

The art auction, which showcases more than 200 one-of-a-kind artworks created by students and teachers, will be Friday, May 20 at The Moore Building in the Miami Design District. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. The event also features live music by the New World School of the Arts and an epicurean feast with local celebrity chefs, as well as an auction on exclusive items and luxury vacation packages.

Just go to for more information and to purchase tickets.

Proceeds from the event benefit arts programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

CBS4 News This Morning anchor Jawan Strader is the master of ceremony. CBS4 is a proud sponsor of the event.


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