The Jericho Arts Council will auction the Regatta Row Adirondack chairs and raised garden planters that have been displayed on the sidewalks of Bainbridge over the past month.
The auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the Chamber of Commerce tent at the General Clinton Regatta Field. There will be preview of the artwork at Taste of the Regatta from 6 p.m. Friday until the auction on Saturday.
Artists have painted six handmade, wooden Adirondack-style chairs that are customized with canoe paddles in the back and arms. A new design this year is the artistic raised garden planter. Each of the 15 has an Earthbox Gardening System liner and is planted with flowers, herbs or vegetables. Votes for People’s Choice of Planter or Chair may be made at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72PRTMC
Thirty mini, handmade wooden canoe paddles, painted by local, adult and student artists, will be displayed in Bainbridge business windows until Friday, May 24. They are available for the online auction. On Saturday, the paddles will be displayed inside the auction tent. Attendees of the live auction can continue to bid for paddles from their phones, as online bidding is open until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Online advance and absentee bids for the chair and garden planter art can be made at: www.32auctions.com/RR2019planters-chairs. Bidding for the paddles can be made at: www.32auctions.com/RR2019paddles.
Online bidders can place individual bids or they can set up a proxy/auto bid. A proxy bid allows bidders to enter the maximum amount they are willing to spend and then let the system bid up to that amount. That online bid continues as the opening bid for the live auction. If the live bidding stops before the proxy maximum, that lower price is what the absentee bidder pays.
Bidders at the live auction can register starting at 5 p.m. Saturday and get an auction paddle. Non-registered attendees may still bid and register after winning their art. Winners of canoe paddles who attend the live auction may take their art home that day. Assistance in transporting purchases locally is available.