Many years ago I helped organize an art exhibit and silent auction to benefit our local AIDS support organization based in Oneonta, Catskill Rural AIDS Services.
Those of us who started this event didn’t anticipate its popularity and its impact on artists and art enthusiasts. As the event grew, we had around 100 works of art each year. When CRAS folded, the event stopped, but with a lot of people saying that they missed it, the Roxbury Arts Group reorganized it as a benefit for RAG with some of the proceeds going back to the artists.
It continues to be a wonderful event with a silent auction and some pieces sold in a live auction this year. The food and drink included in the admission has always made this a party, and I know that many, many people have adorned their homes with beautiful art from the auction. I cannot think of another place where some 100 works of art mostly from artists living in this area are on display; plus many of these artists attend.
“For Arts’ Sake” will take place on July 20 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Arts Group in Roxbury. It’s a way to support the arts here and lots of fun.