The Marblehead Festival of Arts annual Art Auction fundraiser is fast approaching. Make sure that you have your calendars marked:
Saturday, April 29th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Abbot Hall.
This year there will also be a free preview on Friday, April 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This event will feature works of local craftspeople and businesses. Tickets for the auction are available at Shubies, Arnould Gallery, and the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore for $35. Tickets may also be purchased on-line for $30. We will continue to inform you about what great items we will have so check back.
The auction is really two auctions, one live and one silent. The works are many and varied. The silent auction will also include gift certificates for things such as services, passes to museums, or a night at a restaurant. At present, the committee arranging the auction is still soliciting donations of artwork and gift certificates.
New Auction Feature This Year
This year’s auction will include a new program, “small works—buy it now.” This is not part of either the live or the silent auction. Instead it is a direct sale of art on a first come, first serve basis. “Small works” is defined as small pieces that will sell for $250 or less. Such works would include framed items or works on stretched canvas that are no larger than 11” x 14”. The committee is also looking for sculpture, blown glass, and pottery no larger than 12” tall. Jewelry will also be included.
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