The Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA is excited to announce its 5th annual, 6”x6” “art from the heart” fundraiser and sale will be held on “First Thursday”, February 2nd from 5-8 pm.
The 6×6 artwork will be unveiled at exactly 6:36 PM SHARP!!, revealing more than 130, six inch by six inch, original canvases created and donated to the Arts Depot by the regions finest artists, each to be sold for only $36.
Prior to the unveiling and sale guests are invited to arrive at the Arts Depot as early as 5:00 pm to preview a portfolio and digital slide show of the exhibit and be entertained with live music performed by the Abingdon Thumb Strummers featuring the Dulcimer and other traditional stringed instruments. The Arts Depot invites anyone over 21 to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from Abingdon Vineyard and Winery. Resident artists studios will be open and refreshments and hors d’oeuvre will be served throughout the evening. The reception is free and open to the public.
The 6×6 fundraiser has grown to be one of the most anticipated events of the year at the Arts Depot. The event has proven to be a great success due to the generosity of the region’s talented artists and the high quality of their work. The Depot enjoys making it accessible to the community at a ridiculously low price, all for a good cause. The proceeds are used to continue the mission of the Depot Artists Association to support the region’s artists and to maintain Abingdon’s historic Norfolk and Southern freight depot.
The Depot Artists Association is a non-profit volunteer organization that operates the Arts Depot and is dedicated to promoting the arts in the community and features the region’s artists. The Arts Depot is located in the historic Depot Square area of downtown Abingdon, VA. The gallery and artists studios are open Wednesday through Saturday 10-4 pm, until 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month or by appointment. There is never an admission charge. For further information contact the Arts Depot at 276-628-9091, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their facebook place page or the web site at www.abingdonartsdepot.org. The Association is supported in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Tourism Corp.