Sunday, September 28, 2014

8 Squared Event a FUNdraising Success!

The first annual 8 Squared Fundraising Event at the LAC Saturday evening was not only a fun time for all, but a successful fundraiser for the Arts Council.  Thirty-eight pieces of art sold raising over $2000!  Thanks to all who put in their time and effort to make this happen.

Over 50 artists donated 8x8 inch artworks making up the 150 pieces that hung in the gallery for the month of September.  For $100 a piece could be spoken-for prior to the event, with the rest going for $50 each during the sale.

A large crowd turned out for the event. The evening commenced with a preview hour from 6-7pm.  While sipping champagne or punch, and sampling the fancy dessert selection, visitors could view all the pieces and make their first, second and third choices.

 At the appointed hour, the floor was cleared and at precisely 7 pm, shoppers descended into the gallery to make a mad dash toward their chosen piece. Conversations then consisted of discussing who got which piece and what talent these artists have!  Cashier stations were set up in the main gallery space to ease congestion and make purchases quickly.

Barb Benik then gave away door prizes to contributing artists as well as LAC commemorative mugs and other favors.  Desserts and crowds started to disappear, and talk of next year's 8Squared Event brought up new ideas.  Everyone went home happy with their purchases and enjoyed a fun social evening at the LAC. 

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