Tag sale at Silvermine benefits School of Art scholarship fund
Published 3:09 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan will host the annual Art Materials & Equipment Tag Sale Fundraiser Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the tag sale, which first began in 2007, will benefit the Silvermine Scholarship Fund.
An assortment of treasures can be found at the tag sale, including stretcher bars, paints (oil, acrylics, watercolors and pastels), a wide variety of frames, cameras, enlargers, ceramic supplies, painting and drawing materials, photography, printmaking, jewelry and sculpture supplies and equipment and art books.
Donations are also needed for the tag sale. As artists clean out studios they can donate art-related items to the School of Art. Any used or unused art materials, equipment and art books can be dropped off at the Silvermine Arts Center Auditorium on Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For early drop-offs call the school office.
The School of Art is a community based nonprofit organization that fosters, promotes, and encourages artistic and educational endeavors. To assist students with financial difficulties, Silvermine School of Art has a developing scholarship program based on need and talent. Funds received from events such as the tag sale, go toward providing art education to a deserving student. For more information call 203-966-6668, ext. 2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Silvermine Arts Center is one of the oldest artist communities in the United States. Located on a four acre campus, the center is comprised of a nationally-renowned artist guild, award winning school of art offering multi-disciplinary art classes for all ages, a gift shop and galleries, offering more than 20 contemporary and historic exhibitions annually. The center also provides innovative arts education in Norwalk and Stamford schools through its outreach program, Art Partners, and hosts a lecture series and special programs throughout the year. Silvermine Arts Center is a nonprofit organization.
Grounded in the belief that art is vital to the spirit, creativity and wholeness of human beings, the mission of Silvermine Arts Center is to cultivate, promote and encourage growth through the arts; to showcase and serve artists; and to foster arts education and appreciation opportunities for the greater community.
Silvermine Galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 203-966-9700, ext. 20, or visit www.silvermineart.org.