Community HeARTS, a silent art auction, opens October 4

(Left) Hand-Painted Hens by Anne Hemphill (8.5-inch acrylic on metal) (Right) Winter Wonderland by Filomena Irving (36-inch by 48-inch, acrylic on canvas)

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center is hosting a silent art auction—Community HeARTS—beginning  Friday, October  4, with an opening reception to be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm during Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk. 

From fine art pieces, to a handcrafted doll house, wooden bird house, country primitive décor, and many other unique items donated by local artists, Community HeARTS is a silent art auction that truly offers something for everyone. 

Wintergreen Arts Center is accepting items from local artisans through Friday, October 4.  All items will be on display at Wintergreen for the entire month of October.  Silent bidding begins during the First Friday Opening Reception and continues online through Wintergreen’s Facebook page.

 “Community HeARTS started with one or two local artists donating pieces for a fundraiser,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director.  “We did not send out a traditional call for artists, most of the pieces are coming in from friends and by word of mouth.  We are thrilled.”

This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.