Everyone loves a two-for-one deal, and that’s precisely what the Davie County Arts Council and Davie County Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to create. The Shabby Chic Exhibit and Auction will raise funds for affordable housing while simultaneously giving folks the chance to discover their inner artist — or at least have fun trying.
Aspiring artists may “select” art supplies now through April 30
Between now and April 30, artists, craftsmen, and designers (or those who aspire to one of those titles) can visit Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at 1035 Yadkinville road and pick up one or more items worth up $50 for free to use as the basis for a piece of art, craft, accessory, or…well, you name it.
Once you’ve let your creative juices flow and have transformed an everyday item into an objet d’art, drop off your masterpiece at the Brock Peforming Arts Center (“the Brock”) at 622 North Main Street in Mocksville on either Tuesday, May 28 or Wednesday, May 29.
Submissions will be exhibited througout June and July at the Brock, followed by a Grand Auction on stage in the Brock’s theater on August 10 starting at 6:00 P.M. All proceeds will go toward the building of a Habitat for Humanity home.
A few rules to keep in mind
There are a few rules you’ll need to follow. Participants must sign an Artist Agreement stating they’ll use any items taken to create a work of art or craft, and if unable to do so will return the items (or pay the listed cash value). Any painted projects must be completely dry when submitted, and it’s up to you take your creation to the Brock on one of the appropriate days. If a submission isn’t sold at auction, it will be taken to the ReStore and placed on sale there.
Besides being a great way to fulfill the Davie County Arts Council’s mission of connecting the community to the arts and helping Habitat for Humanity give a local family much-needed shelter, there’s also an extra benefit for those wannabe Starcks and Tiffanys out there: all submissions will be considered an “in kind” donation for tax purposes, with the dollar amount assigned by the artist.
More Details… and a little inspiration
For more details on how to participate, contact Sidniee Suggs of the Davie Arts Council at 336-751-3112 Tiffany Rycroft at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 336-753-1438 (you can also download an informational flyer and Artist Agreement here). And if you need a little inspiration, check out the slideshow of submissions from a similar event held in Baton Rouge back in 2010.
Now, get out to the ReStore today and find your treasure!