SPRING GREEN—Donations of gently used art are being collected by the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition to sell in a silent auction at its annual recycled art auction, Art Out Of the Closet, at 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort.
Through Jan. 22, donations of professional quality art in good condition — paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass — are being accepted during business hours at the Spring Green General Store, 137 S. Albany St. Forms at the collection site request donors to describe the items for auction and suggest a fair market value. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation.
Creative Canvases, 8-inch by 8-inch squares of original art created by area artists also will be featured again. (See back cover for some of this year’s creations.) To acquire a canvas, $30 gift certificates are available at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, Nina’s, Convivio and the Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More. Any certificates not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the event for $35. Certificate Holders may redeem them for canvases of their choice Jan. 29.
Last year’s new Creative Canvases for Young Artists feature will be offered again. An exhibition of sponsored 6-inch by 6-inch artwork produced by budding artists age 14 and under will be on display. Individuals who sponsor these canvases for $15 will claim the square. To pick up blank young artist canvases and sponsorship certificates, contact (608) 341-8040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.