Art Around the Box” Gala Features Wine, Mystery and Steampunk
The Friends and Board of Trustees of the Morris Public Library will host their 6th Annual Art Around the Box Gala Auction Fundraiser on March 25, 2017 from 4-7pm at the renowned White Barn at South Farms in Morris, CT.
Art Around the Box features wooden keepsake boxes, painted and decorated by over twenty local artisans, to be auctioned live, as well as a silent auction of art prints and artists’ proofs. This year’s event will also have several out-of-the-ordinary items up on the auction block, including a Little Free Library donated by Rose Buckens and Jo Ann Jaacks, complete with registration and installation, and a working model of a Steampunk Ray Gun created by Denis Williamson, both of which promise to be of great interest to bidders. The reverse geocache Mystery Puzzle Box returns for a journey that will sweep the lucky high bidders on a delightful trip to unlock its destination and claim its prizes. Mystery Treasure Envelopes will also be featured and can be purchased for $15 and $25, filled with gift certificates and treasures from local merchants. Live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the afternoon’s festivities.
There are many items still being added to the live and silent auctions, including rock ‘n roll signed guitars and memorabilia, and spectacular overnight stays at local venues. The Morris Public Library’s Facebook and webpage will provide updated listings. Tickets are $15 each, $25 for two, and can be purchased at the Morris Public Library at 4 North Street in Morris. Pictured is the popular traveling Mystery Puzzle Box ingeniously designed by Denis Williamson and decorated by artist Elizabeth Wolff.
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