After visiting the Friends’ outdoor art show and sale on July 4, fair visitors are invited to go inside the Wardsboro Library at 170 Main Street to see the art auction preview of 50 special 10-by-10 works of art that will be auctioned off at a fundraiser for the Friends of the Wardsboro Library on Saturday, August 9. The art will be on display from 9 am to 4 pm on July 4 and for the month of July during library hours. No “left bids” will be accepted for any of the previewed art before the August 9 event.
On Saturday, August 9, the silent auction will begin at 5 pm and the live auction at 6:30 pm, at 170 Main Street, rain or shine.
This exciting auction will feature one-of-a-kind works of art created on 10-by-10 birch boards by 45 well known artists from Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York. For art collectors who love the work of New England artists but don’t have time to visit galleries or attend open studio tours, this array of original art promises something for everyone. Mixed media and all genres are represented – landscapes, animals, flowers, abstracts, primitives, en plein air, folk, cartoon, hooked rug, and textile art. Art lovers will not be disappointed.
Admission is $12; advance reservations are not required. Complimentary light fare, cash beer and wine bar, and door prizes will add to the festivities, all under the big tent on the library lawn.
For more information visit www.friendsofwardsborolibrary.org. and www.4thofJulyWardsboro.com. The proceeds of both art events benefit the Friends of the Wardsboro Library for the support of the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building, the home of the Wardsboro Public Library.