On August 20th, the Kinkade Family Foundation held an exclusive collectors event to mark their official launch. Many longtime collectors attended, traveling from as far as South Carolina to meet Nanette and Merritt Kinkade and to experience the Thomas Kinkade Walk of Light. This collection featured rare Limited Edition art, as well as originals from both Thomas Kinkade and Winsor Kinkade.


Nanette Kinkade gave a moving presentation about her life with Thom, how his charitable works made a positive impact globally, and that she and her daughters are carrying on that legacy with The Kinkade Family Foundation. She introduced their on going work in Peru, drawing attention to the discrimination children face when trying to get an education. Many children for various reasons, are turned away from public schools but cannot afford a private education. But regardless of the public or private institution most do not have a creative outlet.



Proceeds from this event went to Casa Generation, a non-profit in Peru dedicated to providing education to the impoverished children of Peru. Attendees were able to contribute to a number of opportunities, including a year-long sponsorship of public school or private school education for individual children, sponsorship of a full-time art teacher, and sponsorship of individual children for art camps.


How Can You Help?

If you missed the event, these giving opportunities are still available!

$20 will sponsor one child for one art camp, providing them with a backpack filled with art supplies

$334 will provide one full year of public school sponsorship for one child

$852 will provide one full year of private school sponsorship for one child

All donations can be made through the Kinkade Family Foundation Website

Additionally, if you use the promo code KFF while shopping on the Thomas Kinkade website a portion of your purchase will be given to The Kinkade Family Foundation.



We will continue to partner with The Kinkade Family Foundation to host other events throughout the United States in 2016 and 2017 those dates and locations will be announced both here on our website and also on our Facebook Page.


Event Photos



Together, Thomas Kinkade Studios and The Kinkade Family Foundation are dedicated to supporting the arts and creative process, pursuing humanitarian works, and sharing the art of Thomas Kinkade in the global community.

Click Here to learn more about The Kinkade Family Foundation.

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For event media inquiries please contact Karen Batista at (408) 201-5161.