Upstairs Artspace seeks auction donations

Published 11:26 am Monday, March 21, 2011

Harry Sparshott, board member, and Wyndy Morehead, staff, show off auction items. (photo submitted)

The Upstairs Artspace is in need of more art and craft items for the fifth Silent Art Auction.

“We open on April 1,” says co-chair Gail Muir, “and we’re a long way from our goal of 100 works of art.”

Muir urges people to donate art they’ve got in storage or art on their walls.

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The Silent Art Auction is one of the gallery’s important fundraisers, along with Art Trek Tryon and Presents of Art – a holiday craft bazaar. Success depends on offering a large quantity of art at the auction.

The auction begins Friday, April 1 and is up for a week while people place their bids. On the final day, Saturday, April 9, the bidding closes at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. there will be a live auction of selected pieces of art and craft, many of which are donated by well-known area artists. Auctioneer Bill Jones, plus wine and finger food, add to the festivities.

The deadline for donating art is Sunday, March 27, 1 – 4 p.m. Until then, art can be brought to the Upstairs Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Call 859-2828 for more information.