Fundraiser for LASM, hit hard by Covid-19 pandemic

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Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33/Fox 44)

The Louisiana Arts and Science Museum has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus and the Governor’s stay at home order.

Like many museums and non-profits across the country, they’re really feeling the financial crunch. LASM Director of Communications Francis Lee says the museum had to lay off 75 percent of its staff, cancel several big events, not to mention the dozens of field trips that were scheduled.

LASM will have to recoup big losses and will have a long road ahead once the stay at home order is lifted. That’s why Gyotaku artist Leslie Charleville has created a special edition Blue Alligator print to benefit LASM’s COVID-19 financial recovery! 

Gyotaku artist Leslie Charleville

Those who donate $25 or more to LASM’s online COVID-19 relief efforts during the week of #GivingTuesdayNow, from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8, will be entered to win this piece, which is valued at $2,000.

Donations will be recorded as entries in increments of $25 – $25 results in 1 entry, $100 results in 4 entries, $1,000 results in 40 entries, and so on. The winner will be chosen by random number generator at noon on Saturday, May 9!has been serving the Baton Rouge community for close to sixty years. So they’re hoping to get some help from

To get your tickets or simply to donate or learn more about what LASM is doing, visit their website by clicking here.

And for those of you looking for your Art and Science connection during the stay at home order, LASM has developed virtual-lasm.org…an online library…at your fingertips.



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