Sanibel Captiva Art League challenges artists to design and paint Bailey's reusable grocery bags for auction to support F.I.S.H. of SANCAP. Photo provided
Sanibel Captiva Art League challenges artists to design and paint Bailey's reusable grocery bags for auction to support F.I.S.H. of SANCAP. Photo provided

For nearly 10 years, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League has challenged artists to create a uniquely painted Bailey's General Store reusable grocery bag for auction to support of F.I.S.H. of SANCAP. Each of the 36 bags were designed and painted by local artists and displayed at Bailey’s for shoppers to admire and bid on.

Thanks to the coordination by Jeannine Desmarais, the participating artists, and Bailey’s, this year’s silent auction of the decorated ‘Bags for FISH’ raised $1,865. Proceeds from the auctioned bags will be used by FISH to support the food pantry and other community programs offered to help island neighbors.

I am so overwhelmed and humbled by the support of the Art League and the bidders of these beautiful bags,” said President & CEO of FISH Maggi Feiner. “On behalf of FISH, our board, staff, volunteers and most importantly our community, thank you. Your kindness, talent, compassion for others brings tears to my eyes.”

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League is a non-profit organization formed to promote public interest in and appreciation of the fine arts. They strive to create art and grow through critiques and sharing of their art. The Art League sponsors competitions and exhibitions and is engaged in promoting art education and supporting community art.