An occasional table made from maple burl, walnut and sycamore by Jeff Stikeleather is one of the items up for bids in the Tryon Arts and Crafts School’s silent auction. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)

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Silent auction opens in advance of TACS Fall Festival

Published 6:49pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tryon Arts and Crafts School will hold a silent auction in conjunction with the fifth annual Fall Festival on the grounds of the

An antique brass samovar is one of the items up for bids in the Tryon Arts and Crafts School’s silent auction. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)

school on Oct. 13-14. The auction will include handcrafted items, donated art and gift items, gift certificates for services and many other items. This event is a major fundraiser for the school and is a popular event with festival visitors and others.
An antique brass samovar, suitable for serving cold or hot drinks, an occasional table made from maple burl walnut and sycamore by Jeff Stikeleather, a hand painted silk caftan from China and an antique wooden transom are but a few of the items collected for the auction.
One unusual item is a complete boxed set of 22 albums from the “Great Music” series, a Time-Life discography issued in 1968. This collection has been appraised by Harry Goodheart of Tryon Fine Books and includes the signed appraisal papers.
Also on display  and up for bid is a three-story dollhouse that has been decorated and painted by Tryon Arts and Crafts volunteers.
All items and certificates are on display in the gallery area of Tryon Arts and Crafts School starting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bids may be entered on items during these times and will continue through the Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The bidding will close at 3 p.m. sharp on Sunday, Oct. 14 and winners will be posted at 3:30 p.m.
The two-day Fall Festival will feature 35 of the finest artisans and craftspeople of the region and will be held rain or shine. In addition to shopping for handmade, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, visitors to the festival will enjoy food from local eateries and activities for the kids. Festival hours are Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public
Tryon Arts and Crafts School is located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon.
For more information, call 828-859-8323 or visit www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org.
– article submitted
by Christine Mariotti

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