Open Space Gallery in Beacon NY has a wonderful Tote Bag show featuring over 100 artists' customized tote bags. Each artist was given the same natural canvas tote bag, and I am amazed by the caliber of the artists (shown here: Caroline Hwang, Dan Funderburgh, and Upso) that generously donated their time and creativity, and what amazing designs they came up with! Each bag is $100, but it is for a really good cause...
90% of the proceeds from the sales will go to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a New York-based organization committed to environmental education and advocacy. Its mission is to protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related water bodies, and to create public awareness of the estuary’s complex relationship with the coastal zone. A magnificent natural design blending the freshwater streams of the Adirondacks with the salt tides of the Atlantic, the Hudson is a prime example of an estuary’s ecosystem that, as a type, ranks second only to rain forests in biological productivity.
A good reason why you should go see the show- it's in Beacon, NY. What a good excuse to leave the city and while you're up there you could also go to DIA!