– Christmas Tree Silent Auction –
The Lake County Rural Arts Initiative has partnered with local artists to bring a unique flare to businesses in Kelseyville this Christmas. Prominent local artists will each decorate a Christmas tree with original art ornaments. These beautiful and realistic looking pine trees are adorned with lights and ornaments for use year after year.
The trees will be displayed in local shops from December 1st-14th and will be available through a silent auction donation. Place your bid on the form located at the base of each tree. The silent auction will end at the close of business on the 14th and winning bidders may pick up their trees on the 15th. Artists such as Ben Van Steenburgh, whose work is displayed in galleries across the nation, along with Bob Minuzzo, long time Lake County resident, who is regularly featured at galleries, restaurants, and wineries will be part of the participating artists.
For details on how to sponsor a tree and artist, please reach out to Amber Sheridan at 707-245-5432. All donations are tax deductible and will go towards investing in more Arts in School for our children and creating economic success for Lake County as an Arts
List of Participating Artists and Businesses:
- Terry Church – Smiling Dog Ranch Tasting Room
- Alicia Brisker – Polestar Computers
- Sharon Fenton – Fore Family Vineyards
- Ruth Stierna – Shine Studio
- Amber – Oak Boutique
- Lyndy Steely – Oak Boutique
- Barb Flynn – Kelsey Creek Brewing
- Bob Minuzzo – Pivniska Realty
- Lester Taylor – The Living Canvas Tattoo
- Ben van Steenburgh – A&H General Store
- Childrens Museum of Art and Science – Rosa d’Oro
- Jeanne Jesse – Transformations
– Donate to Support our Brave First Responders and receive a
FREE “ONLY THE BRAVE” print! –
Lake County CA has been hit hard by terrible fires. Over 50% of our County has been burned! Though we are still a vibrant beautiful community, the Lake County Rural Arts Initiative, a non-profit organization, is raising money to support our Fire Departments whose resources have been depleted fighting these deadly fires.
With your tax deductible donation you will receive a print of the original painting “ONLY THE BRAVE” by local artist, Ben vanSteenburgh. This painting pays homage to the courage of the men and women who stand against the raging fires (is also now a mural on our local fire station).
Many people who donate and receive the print of “ONLY THE BRAVE”, are giving them to their local fire stations. “We believe it is a tangible way to show our gratitude and honor their bravery” says Shelley Mincer from Pennsylvania