Washington Center Kicks Off Annual Art Auction at Fall ArtsWalk

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0  Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe walls of the Washington Center Gallery are covered with art once again this autumn.  The annual ArtsWalk Arts Auction showcases local artists who generously donate their work to benefit the Center’s mission and to help make art more accessible to the south Sound community.   This year, the Center has received works of art in a variety of styles; selecting photographs, acrylics, textiles, wood, oils, and photo-etched copper pieces in the juried selection process.Also available for viewing are several works by celebrated local painter Ira Coyne.  These heavy-duty plywood pieces graced the front of The Washington Center during last year’s renovation project and are suitable for indoor or outdoor display.“We love displaying local art on our Gallery walls, and when the community gets excited about taking these pieces home to their walls, it’s even better!” said Executive Director Jill Barnes.  “These artists help create vibrant cultural opportunities downtown, providing accessible art experiences and contributing to our Arts Education programming.”All of the art is available for bidding here, starting Friday, October 3 at 5 p.m. There is even a Buy-it-Now option for the piece you just can’t live without!  All Buy-it-Now purchases will also receive two complimentary tickets to select Washington Center performances.  Bidding is open through Sunday, October 19 at 9 p.m. The Gallery is open for viewing Tuesday through Friday noon-4 p.m.; other times can be arranged through the administrative office at 753-8585.The entire Washington Center will be bustling with activity during ArtsWalk, as Olympia Artspace Alliance will be in the lobby sharing updates, RADCO will be performing on the Mainstage Friday at 6 p.m., and Gingerbread Village will be promoting the return to Downtown for the Holidays.  The Washington Center ArtsWalk hours are Friday, October 3,  5p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday October 4 noon – 5 p.m.last_img

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