GENESEO — Rockin’ the Arts is looking to raise visibility and funds for two needed non profit agencies at the inaugural Rockin’ Art Chair Auction.
The artist’s work will be on display on Thursday, August 15 at the historic Sweet Briar estate in Geneseo for the first annual Rockin’ the Arts gala to benefit Livingston Arts and Kidstart, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming’s children’s services program.
“For the auction, I wanted to build a prototype chair that was incredibly unique,” said Jeff Swift, one of the participating artists. “The chair and matching light pendant I am submitting is one that I’ve been meaning to build for many years.”
The main attraction will be one of a kind, upcycled and handmade chairs that will be available to the highest bidders during the Rockin’ Art Chair Auction.
“I see this event as a nice opportunity to finally produce it and give it a chance at a home where it will be possibly a modern heirloom for someone to love and for a community that I’m grateful to be tethered to by many posts,” said Swift.
Others contributing one-of-a-kind chairs to the Rockin’ the Arts gala and auction include Kathi Blaise, Patrice Case, Briana Coogan-Bassett, Derek Crocker, Rebecca Crocker, Roy Grisewood, Betsy Hoefen, Neena Johnson, Jim Jones, Lagom Landing, Kim Binaghi Lee, Mary Lee and Reggie Page, Maria Lombardo, Louise Michaud, James Myers, Cheri Natoli and Ken Richardson, Needles at Noon, Lauren Premo, Kala Stein, Sally Taylor, Julia Walker, Matt Wurtenburg, and Greg Johnson.
All proceeds will be divided equally between Livingston Arts and KidStart.
Rockin’ the Arts begins at 6:30p.m. with an auction preview. Bidding will commence at 8:00p.m. and will be followed by a concert by local favorites Flying Boxcar with special guest Joe Dady.
Tickets are on sale now for $35 a piece and attendance is limited.
For more information please visit, www.livingstonarts.org or www.facebook.com/RockintheArts.