$14,000 collected at Cianci portrait fundraiser

$14,000 collected at Cianci portrait fundraiser PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Vincent “Buddy” Cianci celebrated his 73rd birthday Wednesday night with a party that raised money to help pay for the former mayor’s official portrait at City Hall. The $100 a ticket fundraiser was part of an initiative started by the city’s archivist. Paul Campbell tells Eyewitness News that last night’s event raised about $14,000. $14,000 collected at Cianci portrait fundraiser It costs between $10,000-$15,000 to commission the artist and have the portrait painted and framed. The city is establishing a committee of artists and representatives from the city council and… Read more