The Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet fundraiser is February 24th!  We hope you can join us. 

Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition will once again be holding their annual winter fundraiser on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort, S13320 Shifflet Road, Spring Green, Wisconsin. The event will run from 1:30-4:00.

This year's event, titled Choose Art!/Art Out of the Closet, will retain the ever popular Silent Auction and the much anticipated Creative Canvas sale with some new twists. In addition to making Creative Canvases, participating artists will also have the option of creating 3D art pieces. And entirely new this year, attendees will be able to bid on art adventures. Examples of art adventures include decorating a cake with a pastry chef, taking a sketching hike with a local artist, and crafting perfect cocktails with an expert mixologist. 

In support of this event, SGAAC is seeking donations of gently used art to sell at its annual recycled art auction.  Donations of professional quality art in good condition--paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass are now being accepted at the Spring Green General Store, 137 S. Albany Street, in Spring Green.  Forms at the site will ask donors to describe the items for auction and suggest a fair market value. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation.  Donations will be accepted at the General Store during business hours until February 17th. 

Creative Canvases, eight-inch by eight-inch squares of original art created by area artists, as well as 3D Creative Art Pieces, will be featured again at the February fundraising event. To acquire a Creative Canvas or a 3D Creative Art Piece, a $30 gift certificate can be purchased at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, Convivio, the Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More, and at Nina’s Variety Store. Certificates will go on sale January 5th, 2019. Any certificates not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the event for $35 each.  Attendees who purchase certificates must be present at 3pm, as their names will be entered into a drawing and chosen using a lottery system, at which time they can make their selection. Holders of certificates may redeem them for the Creative Canvases or the 3D Creative Art Pieces of their choice during the February 24th event.  Winners of the Art Adventures will coordinate directly with the artist to schedule their time together. 

The event schedule will be as follows: Doors will open at 1:30 pm; the drawing for selections of Creative Canvases will begin at 3 pm; bidding on the Silent Auction and Art Adventures will close by 3:30. 

Proceeds from the event support the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition sponsorship of art and cultural programs that benefit communities in the River Valley.  Monies raised help to meet match requirements of an annual grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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Below please enjoy some examples of Creative Canvases created for Choose Art!/Art out of the Closet.


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