Thursday, November 8, 2007

Out of gift ideas? Buy local art!

When you’re done buying books and wine in Millbrook on Saturday, be sure to head over to the Great Hudson Valley Fine Art Auction at the historic Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie that same evening.

Hosted by Barrett Art Center and Locust Grove, this auction will feature 100 works by artists from the Hudson Valley. You’ll choose from among paintings, watercolors, prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics and works in mixed media. Bidding for all works will start at $200. All proceeds benefit the featured artists, the Barrett Art Center and Locust Grove. Admission is $15 per person and includes a catered reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres and bidders paddle.

Preview reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. Silent auction opens at 3 p.m. Live auction takes place from 5-7 p.m. More info at Locust Grove Web site or by calling 845-454-4500.

There are LOTS of opportunities to stock up on presents this weekend -- or just to treat yourself!

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