Giving Back

Raising funds and awareness through the arts

Averi works hard to create beauty not only in the visuals of her paintings, but also in their tangible impact for causes she cares about.

In 2020, Averi's cousin died from suicide. To process the grief of the tragedy, she turned to art, creating an original piece titled "True Colors," featuring a family of bison that represented her cousin and his family. Averi decided to auction off the painting she made, donating the proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — $1,250 in total. The catharsis and lasting impact of this inspired Averi to make giving back a dedicated part of her work as an artist.

To date, Averi has raised over $40,000 for nonprofit organizations and individuals in need across Montana.

  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) ($5,000)
  • Big Sky Bravery
  • Gallatin High School Girls Soccer
  • MSU Athletics
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bozeman
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Big Sky Arts ($2,500)
  • Bozeman 3 Lightwell Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Missoula
  • Thrive
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Cottonwood Day School
  • Warriors & Quiet Waters
  • Individual fundraisers for local families (donation of $5,000 from the sale of an original went to a local family experiencing a large loss)