Ringo Starr to perform in Atlantic City, sell artwork to benefit charity

Before Starr takes the stage, his artwork will be featured at a free pop-up gallery at the Borgata.

Dan Wing
May 26, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of The Beatles soon will be making a stop in the Philadelphia region, and he's bringing his art with him in addition to his music. It's all for a good cause.

Ringo Starr will be putting on a show at the Borgata in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 2. But for three days, starting Thursday, fans will get a rare chance to check out his artwork at a pop-up gallery at the hotel and casino. As his art publisher, Neal Glaser, explains, 100 percent of the profits will benefit Starr's Lotus Foundation.

"It started out with a drug and rehabilitation center that they funded. It went for a women's abuse shelter," Glaser said. "They've given money to PETA. Recently they've given money to WaterAid. They've donated money to Save the Rhinoceros."

Glaser says Starr's artwork is all hand-signed and very colorful. 

Admission to the art gallery is free and some visitors will even have a chance to get a picture taken with the Beatles' drummer.

"If somebody comes in and buys a certain amount of artwork, they get an opportunity to actually meet Mr. Starr and get a photo with him," Glaser said. "And he loves to do that because it helps raise money for his charity, and he kind of thanks the people."