SPRINGS MYSTERY ART SALE
APRIL 29th - May 3rd
Wednesday, April 29th –Friday, May 1st (4:00-7:00)
Saturday May 2nd (Opens at 11 A.M.) Reception 2:00-5:00 P.M. (Auction at 3:00)
Pick Up Purchased Art Sunday May 3rd (11 A.M.-2:00)
For the second year Springs School’s PTA is holding its most successful fundraiser called the Springs Mystery Art Sale at Ashawagh Hall from April 29th to May 2nd. It is modeled after the world famous event at the Royal College of Art in London.
The pieces of 5x7 art will be displayed anonymously and sold for $20 each throughout the week, culminating in a reception Saturday May 2nd (2 – 5 p.m.) with music and locally baked donations. The party will include a silent and live auction Saturday at 3:00. The mystery will be revealed at the end of the exhibition where the buyers (children, parents, artists, and serious collectors) will discover whether they have invested in a valuable piece of art from a well known artist (or celebrity) or a potential masterpiece from a student artist. The entire community comes together in anticipation of this event.
All proceeds directly enhance the arts education at Springs School, including the Visiting Artist Program, which has inspired hundreds of students, while supporting local artists.
Celebrities and artists are responding to the call. Last year this event sparked considerable media attention (including work from Dan Aykroyd, David Salle, Ralph Carpentier, John Alexander, Randy Rosenthal, Eric Ficshl, April Gornik, Ross Bleckner, William Quigley, George Condo, Peter Dayton, Steve Miller, Liza Minelli—to name just a few). The buzz has already begun.
This program is driven by eager students who write personal letters to each artist and a team of dedicated parents who spend countless hours to make this event a success with the support of art teacher and coordinator Colleen McGowan. Please join us.