#RocksForFaye: Free community art event dedicated to keeping Faye Swetlik’s memory alive

Updated: Feb. 19, 2020 at 5:12 PM EST
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IRMO, S.C. (WIS) - Art Smart Academy in Irmo is hosting a free art event in order to keep the memory of Faye Swetlik alive, not only in South Carolina but across the world.

The event will be held over the course of several days, from Feb. 21 to 23.

First, on Feb. 20 and 21, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 70 after-school children will participate in cleaning and painting river rocks for Faye at Art Smart Academy.

Art Smart Academy has invited community members to help paint the thousands of rocks donated for the #RocksForFaye cause. Painting will happen over the week of Feb. 21 to 23. Times can be seen in the post below:

Those who participate in the event are encouraged to place the rocks anywhere in their communities for others to find, in an effort to keep Faye’s memory alive.

A Facebook group, Rocks For Faye, was created on Valentine’s Day by friends of Faye’s family. It now has more about 2,500 members, some as far away as Ireland.

The idea of this group, and the event, was inspired by Faye’s love of collecting and painting rocks.

“Faye came to our studio several times to paint,” Katherine Fix, owner of Art Smart Academy, said. “She loved art and we are honored to host a location for a gathering of love to support her family.”

Any donations offered during the event will be forwarded to the family’s GoFundMe page.

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