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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
Infinity will be hosting their 4th Art Market and Auction on Saturday, March 10 from 11pm-4pm at the Infinity Arts Café in Jamestown. This event will be a culmination to Infinity’s Step Up for the Arts Annual Campaign.
The art market will feature work for sale from an eclectic variety of talented local artists, an art auction of locally-made art (auction proceeds to benefit Infinity), and an array of fun, family and arts-based activities. Infinity’s Art Market and Auction features 20 or more artists each year and is a great way to show support for Chautauqua County’s visual arts community!
This year’s Art Auction will feature a chainsaw carving by Vince Liuzzo and a private collection of pottery and ceramic art created by the late Douglas Hay. His wife Carol Hay generously donated these auction items to Infinity for the Art Market and Auction event. All proceeds from the auction will support arts education experiences for young people at the Infinity Center. A raffle will also take place for a second chainsaw carving that will be created live during the event. All proceeds will support music and arts education experiences for young people at the Infinity Center.
Auction items can be viewed online at Infinity’s Local Artist Showcase Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/LocalArtistShowcase. Online pre-bids are also being accepted until Friday, March 9.
Infinity’s Associate Director, Mariah Melendy, is the point person for coordination of this year’s Art Market and Auction says, “The Art Market is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the incredible arts and craftsmanship associated with Infinity, when so many think of Infinity predominantly as a music program. I hope people come out to support Infinity and these local artists and see everything we have to offer!”
Featured artists for the 2018 event include:
Anna Hirschman, Anthony Merchant, Ashley Ordines, Catherine Walsh, Daniel Marchini, Debra Eck, Frankie Post, Garrett Raszmann, Hannah Moore, Jake & Jill Swanson, John Andrea, Laurie McGrath, Leslie Calimeri, Lisa Offhaus, Mary Hetrick, Renee Pye, Robert Jensen, Ryan Hawkins, and more!
Tickets for Infinity Art Market and Auction are $5 per person, and will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. Children 18 and under will be admitted