Second Annual Holiday Wreath Art Auction

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    Second Annual Holiday Wreath Art Auction at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts during First Fridays Artswalk

    Auction Proceeds Will Benefit Pittsfield Food Pantries

    (Pittsfield, Mass.) Going, going, gone! The Office of Cultural Development announces the second annual Holiday Wreath Art Auction on December 2, 2016 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. The wreaths will be on display in conjunction with First Fridays Artswalk during a ticketed event. There will be wreaths and kissing balls available for cash and carry with a live auction of 10 featured wreaths at 6:30pm. Ben Kohn will be performing. All proceeds will benefit the Pittsfield Food Pantries.

    There are approximately 50 artists who are decorating wreaths, including: Darcie Sosa; Claire Townsend; Becky Armstrong; Abigail Archey; Michael Vincent Bushy; Tatiana Klacsmann; Jenn Smith; Jane Pixley; Carrie Jean Converse; Deb Carter; Lesley Ann Beck; Ali Herrmann; Deb Wehry; Gretchen DeBartolo; Julia Dixon; Marguerite Bride; Laurie Mick; Carolyn Coco; Kathy Quinn; Lynn Maynard; Annie Dobrowolski; Becky Manship; Betsy Strickler; Jackie Tripicco; the Funky Phoenix; Karen Labanaro; students from Morningside Community Schools; employees of United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County; the South Congregational Church congregation; students from Miss Hall’s School Arty-Party and students from the Gladys Allen Brigham Center After School Program.

    Several wreaths will be available for sale and 10 featured wreaths will be auctioned off during a live auction. The Berkshire Community College 40 Under Forty class of 2016 has also decorated kissing balls that will be for sale during the Holiday Wreath Art Auction.

    Click here for photos from last year’s event.

    The event is a $10 ticketed event catered by Mission Bar + Tapas. Everyone who purchases a wreath will receive a gift and the one who bids the highest during the live auction will receive a gift basket filled with goodies from Pittsfield merchants. Thank you to the sponsors of the Holiday Wreath Art Auction: the Beacon Cinema; the Berkshire Museum; Big Y; Blue Q; Dory & Ginger; Mission Bar + Tapas; Steven Valenti’s; Paul Rich and Sons; The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill and Viale Florist.

    The City of Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development serves as the City’s first point of contact for artists, cultural organizations, event organizers and creative businesses in Pittsfield. It supports, promotes and initiates cultural activity in Pittsfield to benefit the citizens, the quality of life and the local economy. The Office is located in the city-owned Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District. Call 413-499-9348 or go to for more information.

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