From flowers made from pages of books and a banjo out of a ceiling fan, local artists have creative pieces up for auction for Habitat for Humanity’s fifth annual Art for Homes.
“We invite local artists and crafts people to pick up items from the store and rework it,” said Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity director Claire Sellars. “We call it from functional to fantastic. They can do anything from repaint to reupholster and donate it back to us. We then sell the art work at our auction and party.”
Art of Homes started five years ago when the store manager Lynne Chandler and Sellars were trying to think of a fun way to get people involved and open up Habitat for Humanity to the public.
“We’ve had some jaw dropping pieces in the past. One year someone took a toilet, tiled it and turned it into a wine cooler,” Sellars said. “This year, I’ve seen some amazing things made out of ceiling fans.”
This year, instead of being held at the Habitat for Humanity store, it has been moved to the Foothills Arts Council. The auction has been made more competitive with an auctioneer and auction paddles, rather than just having a silent auction.
“We have a number of Foothills members that create art work for the auction and it’s a nice facility,” Sellars said.
The Art for Homes auction will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Foothills Arts Council located at 129 Church St.
The Celtic band Fiddle Dee Dee will be performing and Habitat will provide complimentary food and drink. Slightly Askew winery will be providing wine.
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