Art gallery on lookout for silent auction items


The Fine Line Art Gallery here is looking for artists and crafters to donate items for a silent auction to be held in conjunction with its upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza.”
Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said the silent auction will run at the Mowat Avenue gallery from Nov. 5-10, with the bidding to end during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house.
“Anything to do with Christmas or the arts would be nice,” said Richards, noting she also will be personally contacting local crafters and artists.
Auction items in the past have included paintings, prints, vases, and pottery.
Richards said she would like any donations in by the first week of November.
Auction proceeds will be split between the gallery (to cover operating costs) and a local worthy cause.
Last year, the gallery donated to the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen.
For more info, call 274-2242 or drop by 529 Mowat Ave.
The “Christmas Extravaganza,” meanwhile, has been an annual event since 2009.
It will start with an open house on Saturday, Nov. 10 and run until Christmas.
As in past years, the gallery will be selling paintings, stained glass and fused glass, photos, pottery, and much more created by its members, as well as other local artists and crafters.
In the past, these have included everything from mittens and scarves to jewellery and homemade candy.