The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition is seeking donations of gently used art to sell at its annual recycled art auction, Art Out Of the Closet, on Sunday, January 26, 2013, at Wisconsin Riverside Resort. Between now and January 19, donations of professional quality art in good condition--paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass--will be accepted at two drop off locations, the General Store and BMO Harris Bank in Spring Green. Forms at the sites will ask owners to describe the items for auction and suggest a fair market value. Arts Coalition volunteers will collect the donations from the sites and secure them until the time of the event. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation.
Once again the fundraising event will feature Creative Canvases created by area artists using a variety of media. To own one of these 8x8-inch squares of original art, a $30 gift certificate can be purchased at Arcadia Book Store, the General Store, No Rules and Nina’s. Perfect for holiday gift giving, the holder of the certificate may choose the Creative Canvas of their choice during the auction. Certificates will be for sale at area businesses mid-December.
Proceeds from the silent auction of second-hand art and the sale of Creative Canvas Gift Certificates support art and cultural programs that benefit communities in the River Valley.