Arts, Dining & Entertainment
August 20, 2014

Vintage, hand painted rockers offered in Art Rocks Brandon auction

Vintage, hand painted rockers offered in Art Rocks Brandon auction

Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. — BRANDON — The “Art Rocks Brandon” auction will take place at the Brandon Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 23, 7 – 9 p.m. Preview starts at 4 p.m.

Refreshments will include a huge cake made by Gourmet Provence and a cash bar. Bid calling will be done by Barbara Watters. This will be a lively event and a special opportunity to own a unique piece of functional original art painted by a local professional artist. The proceeds will go towards support of the art programs in eight local schools.

Brandon is once again a colorful art destination with colorful and creative rocking chairs visible on the streets and in store windows. The members of the Brandon Artists Guild, under the leadership of Warren Kimble and Stacey Stanhope, have artfully hand painted over 30 vintage rockers. The collection will include classic, Victorian, mission, and contemporary styles. Sizes and shapes will include cradles, children’s rockers, and assorted larger rockers. Rocker art will include florals, landscapes, nature, whimsy, humor and eclectic themes.

This is the Brandon Artists Guild’s eleventh community arts project, starting with the Really Big Pig Show in 2003. Work has been ongoing on the Art Rocks project since January.

The gallery will also be featuring some delightful painted rocks done by the Brandon Artists Guild members that will be available for immediate sale at the gallery.

The Brandon Artists Guild is located at 7 Center St., Brandon, and is open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call the Guild at 802-247-4956.

For more info, visit brandonartistsguild.org.

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