Two Local Companies Come Together in the Spirit of Art, Food and Helping Others

MENTOR, OH (May 7, 2020) Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio and Moe’s Southwest Grill, both locally owned companies in Mentor whose businesses have each been affected by COVID-19 are teaming up to provide food for those on our frontlines assisting with COVID-19.  Focusing on what they each do best, they have come up with a “Paint for a Cause” & Donate Fun Food fundraiser.

Beth Brinton, owner of Busy Bees is known for her creative talents and willingness to help others.  She has designed a canvas paint project which portrays the world as we know it today.  Named “Healing Earth,” the canvas design is an image of the world in its strong blue and green colors protected by a white pristine mask donning a red bold heart.  The design speaks to love and compassion, protecting and healing.

For each “Healing Earth” canvas kit purchased, Busy Bees will donate the proceeds to purchase food from Moe’s Southwest Grill who will sweeten the order with dessert and will make the delivery.  There will be a few recipients, but the initial delivery will be to the Lake County Free Clinic.  “With the Free Clinic serving uninsured and underinsured residents without charge, their case load during these trying times has increased to even include telehealth visits.  What better way to show our appreciation than to treat them to a meal,” states Ryan O’Hare, owner of Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Each kit will come with an outline of the picture and the paint colors and brushes needed to complete your painting.  As a thank you for your fundraiser participation, a $5 Moe Bucks certificate will be included with each canvas kit.  Purchases can be made online at through June 10th and orders will be picked up curbside.  As a Great Lakes Mall tenant, the front of the studio will be closed so pickup is being arranged from the Busy Bees’ back door at 7850 Mentor Avenue #554B, the Plaza Boulevard side of the mall.

“Our hearts and minds have been with those on the frontlines and will continue to be,” states Beth Brinton.  We are pleased to partner with Ryan and Moe’s to help our local frontline heroes while offering our ever-supportive community the opportunity to explore creativity through painting.”


About Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio has been in business for over 4 years and is located in Mentor, Ohio at 7850 Mentor Avenue #554B, inside Great Lakes Mall.  Create memories through art with pottery painting, glass fusing, clay hand building, canvas painting, wine glass & bottle painting, mosaics, candle making and board art.  Consistently achieving rave reviews, Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio strives to bring the artist out in everyone.

About Moe’s Southwest Grill

“Welcome to Moe’s!” More than 20 years ago the Southwest fare restaurant opened in Atlanta, Georgia with these very words and still today, this is the greeting received when entering Moe’s because well, everybody should feel welcomed. To date there are more than 700 locations in the U.S. and abroad but here on the east side of Cleveland there are four which are locally owned and operated by the O’Hare family.  Over the last 6 years the O’Hares have grown from a single east side of Mentor restaurant in 2015 to four locations with the additional three being in Mayfield Heights, South Euclid and a second Mentor location.  Moe’s guests can create whatever they’re craving with the 20+ fresh ingredients. Famous for burritos, queso and the free chips and salsa that come with every order, the new Moe’s Build Your own Taco Kit is soon to be added to the favorites list.

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