Fifty-dollar ticket holders will participate in a raffle; as their number is called, they'll be able to choose a piece of art from the fine work donated by Hudson Valley member and non-member artists in support of the Artists' Collective. Donated art is valued at $250 or more. These ticket holders will be able to purchase a second ticket for a guest for $15. Guest ticket holders may bid on silent auction items but do not receive art with their ticket.
“The donating artists are saints. They work very hard, driven by their love of their art, sometimes without knowing what will sell – and they’re still generous enough to support our organization and its goals,” said Elizabeth St. Leger, Vice President of the group.
Donating artists range from long-established creators to promising young talent and represent a variety of mediums and styles. They include:
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Thanks to the generosity of many businesses and organizations, there is a tempting array of silent auction offerings to be had for as little as half their stated value. The donor list, which grows daily, includes The Greener Oak Guest House, Roosevelt Inn, Culinary Institute of America, Friendly Honda, Partners in Massage, Hudson Cruises, De’s Jewelry, Hyde Park Jeweler, Catskill Art & Office Supply, Determined Fitness, Millbrook Vineyards, Beauty Unleashed, Williams Lumber, Hudson Valley Distillery, Liquorama and more. You can even win a performance by a 4-person Irish band, Flash Company, at your own event!
The Artists' Collective of Hyde Park is a non-profit community arts organization formed six years ago to grow the arts and tourism in the area as well as encourage emerging artists with a support network and an opportunity to show their work. They found a landlord who was willing to give them a chance and opened a Gallery. Since then this group has grown from eight artists to twenty-five plus, welcoming new and seasoned visual artists and musicians alike to their arts family. ACHP brings art events, educational workshops, participatory music events and concerts to our neighbors and visitors in the Hudson Valley. The Collective awards an annual scholarship to a graduating Franklin D Roosevelt H.S. senior continuing in the arts. ACHP’s gallery on Route 9 in Hyde Park is a hub for Art Studio Views on Labor Day weekend each year. Donations to the organization are deeply appreciated and may be made online via the donate button on theirweb site.