Seven artists took part in a 24 hour Art-A-Thon Thursday night at Artbeat Studio.

The group has been through the studios' artist residency program and is now working to give back to its Artist Endowment Fund.

 The artists include Hai Romana, Julian Kirchmann, Kathleen Crosby, Tara Davis, Laurie Green, Victoria Stone, and Marcus Bauer.They started creating pieces of artwork starting at 5 p.m. last night that will be auctioned off tonight (Friday Feb 07) at 8 p.m.The event aims to increase awareness for mental illness and all the money raised goes right back into the program.Admission is free. Donations can be accepted at

Event coordinator Rebecca Henderson spoke with Classic 107's Brittany Paulhus yesterday before the event began.