If you’ve stepped into artEAST Art Center then you know there is a large number of talented artists in the immediate area and Puget Sound.
This year the non-profit organization of independent artists will have a live and silent auction to raise money for artEAST at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah, Saturday, Nov. 3.
Called “Project SWIRL,” artEAST executive director Karen Abel said there will more than 100 items in the silent auction, plus a live auction to include get-aways, art activities and restaurant gift cards to name a few items.
The Rookery Project will be a highlight of the event. The inspiration for the project is the rookeries on Lake Sammamish that are home to the graceful heron.
“The heron was chosen specifically because it’s such a beautiful bird,” Abel said.
Working from 3-foot tall, heavy gauge wire armatures, the artists can use any medium they choose to express their interpretation of the heron. They are not required to use the armature, so the creativity of the artists is endless.
Wednesday artEAST will have an artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m.with all of the herons on display for immediate sale. Those not sold will land at the auction.
“Project Swirl” tickets are $100 in advance or $500 for the front row seating for four with special treats. The auctioneers are Pat and Chris Cashman.
Tickets for “Project Swirl” are available at www.arteastswirl.com/ticketsdonate.
The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 1800 NW Gilman Blvd.