Join Us at 5:55 pm Saturday, October 28 at On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main Street, Historic Yorktown
More than 70 5”x5” works of art have been donated by various artists to help us promote visual arts in our York County community.
The Yorktown Arts Foundation offers free children’s classes in the summer, adult and children’s classes throughout the year. During the winter months, we dedicate our rear gallery space to three separate exhibits for Elementary, Middle, and High School students’ artwork. This fundraiser will support these and other worthy events along with general expenses of our gallery operation.
The small works were created and donated by YAF members and a six “select” influential artists: Holland Wentz Etheridge, Katherine Maloney, Joe Miller (aka Cheap Joe), Jon Moneymaker, Melanie Chambers Hartman and John Tobin.
The 5×5 art will be on display for previews at Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, from September 24 to October 9, and at On the Hill Gallery October 10 through the event. During the event, visitors may bid on works through a silent auction and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts from The Carrot Tree and wine from Williamsburg Winery. Other generous sponsors are Triangle Arts and Culture League, Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street Grill, Viccellio’s Goldsmith, Auntie M’s American Cottage, and Towne Bank of York.
Participation in the show and fundraiser is open to everyone. All works will be a donation to the Yorktown Arts Foundation and must fit on a 5×5 canvas or not exceed 5×5 inches. Artists may donate up to three works. If you work in a medium that doesn’t require a canvas, you can still be a part of the event! Use your imagination for a good cause!
Dates to remember:
Sunday, July 17th – All artists interested in creating art work on a 5×5 canvas – painters, mixed media, photographers – may pick up canvases at On the Hill Gallery
Tuesday, August 30th – Deadline for drop off art works at the Gallery
Friday, September 2nd – Selected art works will be on preview at the Opening Night event “Art inspired by Water” at the Freight Shed, Riverwalk Landing, Historic Yorktown
Sunday, September 25th – All art works will be displayed at the Yorktown Art Stroll in the Freight Shed, from 11 am to 6 pm, Riverwalk Landing, Historic Yorktown
Saturday, November 5th – 5×5 Art show and silent auction fundraiser Gala with food and drink at the On the Hill Gallery along with our gallery Holiday Open House, from 5 pm to 8 pm, silent auction ends at 7:30 pm
Opening Night “Art inspired by Water” 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Special Event evening celebrating the arts and fundraising to support arts. Opening Night is a ticketed event sponsored by York County, Celebrate Yorktown Committee, and the Yorktown Arts Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase at On the Hill Gallery and Gallery on York Hall.
11 am – 6 pm
The Freight Shed will display all donated works of art from artists participating in the Silent Auction. This will be the perfect time to find the masterpiece you want to bid on.
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We will put the 5×5 work on display in the gallery middle of October and begin taking bids ahead of the event in the gallery. And if you wish to see them now, please do it . Don’t miss the opportunity to own works of art from local well known artists. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and custom dessert, while you wander among the displays of over 50 art works in our Gallery.
Your purchases are tax deductible.
All proceeds will help Yorktown Arts Foundation fulfill its mission, to promote an appreciation of the arts in the York County area, by providing a venue for art sales by local artists, art education, art outreach, and to promote art appreciation. Call at (757) 369 – 1108 for more information.