SPRING GREEN—The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition seeks donations of gently used art for its annual recycled art auction, Art Out Of the Closet, on Jan. 29, 2017, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort. The fundraising event will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Donations of professional quality art in good condition — paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass — are being accepted at the Spring Green General Store, 137 S. Albany St. Forms at the site will ask donors to describe the items and suggest a fair-market value. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation. Donations will be accepted during business hours until Jan. 22.
Creative Canvases, 8-inch by 8-inch squares of original art created by area artists, will also be featured again. To acquire a canvas, 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 in early December. Remaining certificates will be available for purchase at the event for $35 each. Holders of certificates may redeem them for Creative Canvases of their choice during the Jan. 29 event.
Proceeds from the silent auction of previously owned art and the sale of Creative Canvas gift certificates support 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.