clefable charity auctionIt’s not everyday you see the original 151 Pokémon re-imagined by 151 different artistic visions, but that is just what is happening at an art gallery in California this month. Rare Candy: The Pokémon Gallery is a portrayal of unique artistic talent representing the first generation of Pokemon, and it’s all for charity.

The event, which is taking place at Umpqua Bank, San José, until May 17, is looking to raise money for  charity by auctioning off 151 pieces of individual, hand-drawn art. Inspired by the first generation of Pokémon, Peter Le and Amy Kim decided to launch a fun art gallery dedicated to their childhood nostalgia. With the help of their friends and a University Animation and Illustration programme, they launched a bigger and better art gallery than they had previously imagined, and decided to send 100 per cent of the profits to their chosen charity, Canines for Disabled Kids – a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of deaf and physically disabled children by partnering them up with trained service dogs.

All 151 artists who took part in the event were randomly assigned one Pokémon, where they could draw, paint and envision it any way they wished. To see the art gallery, or to bid on an art piece, you can visit their website. For more information on the event, check out their Facebook page, or to find out more about their chosen charity, you can do so at www.caninesforkids.org.

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  1. They only did 151 because thats the amount of REAL Pokémon there are in the game.
    Johto Sucks
    Hoenn Sucks
    Sinnoh Sucks
    Unova Sucks

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  2. Don’t get the hate for post 151 Pokemon. Sure there is some bad ones within each generation , but there is also more good ones within each generation. The more pokemon the better.

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  3. There was a similar art show in Milwaukee, WI last summer. Same people are doing a new one this year themed on battling pokemon.

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  4. The one who did Jynx didn’t do a very good job. So sad :,( But the Dragonaire one was awesome! There were a lot of really good and clever art pieces in it. I’m impressed! 💋

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