Three Darien businesses are selling Tranquility Series note cards to benefit the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

Goldenberry Gifts and Gourmet, Helen Ainson and the Peartree Salon are offering the boxed sets of ten cards, which picture original artwork contributed by five local artists. Through a project coordinated by New Canaan resident Laura Einstein, who is a curator and fine art consultant, each artist contributed a unique piece that conceptualizes their interpretation of tranquility.

The artists and contributed artwork include a photograph by Miggs Burroughs, a woodcut print by Eve Stockton, a painting by Alberta Cifolelli, a print by Tracy Sugarman and an assemblage sculpture by Nina Bentley. All are well-known artists who have been commissioned and have exhibited on a national level.

"This is such a unique opportunity for us to be able to partner with the arts community and with local businesses that so generously support victims of domestic violence," DVCC Executive Director Rachelle Kucera Mehra said. "It's a very special partnership that will touch the lives of many people as these cards make their way from one person and one community to another."

The boxed sets sell for $14.95 each, with the proceeds going to support services provided by the DVCC to victims of domestic abuse. In addition to Goldenberry and the Peartree Salon, they are sold in the Westport stores Picture This and Then Again and at the Westport Senior Center; in Norwalk at The Artists' Market; in New Canaan at the Elm Street Bookstore and Altheria Spa; and at the Weston Senior Center. DVCC volunteers also will have the note cards available for purchase at various functions and events throughout the year, or they may be purchased at the DVCC Stamford office at 777 Summer Street.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships. With a professional staff who have years of experience and advocacy in the field of domestic violence, the agency offers confidential services at no charge, including court and legal services, group and individual counseling, temporary shelter, housing services, children's services, medical advocacy, professional adult trainings, multilingual services, PeaceWorks prevention education, a 24-hour hotline (1-888-774-2900) and EsperanzaCT, a Spanish language website and 24-hour phone service line. DVCC is the only domestic violence agency serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston. For more information call 203-588-9100 or visit