The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts’ annual fundraiser is around the corner.
The second annual “$50 Friends 5x7ArtWorks!” show will open Thursday, Nov. 10, with a sneak peek Patrons’ Event of the artworks. The show will end Saturday, Nov. 12, with the sale of the artwork. A large selection of art in 5×7 format have been donated by area artists and will be exhibited anonymously. Artworks represent a variety of media and subject matter. Every piece will be priced at $50.
The Patrons’ Event will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate office in downtown Leesburg. During the preview, patrons are invited to enjoy light refreshments and music by Catoctin School of Music celloists Alison Lily and Brianna Cantrall. A small selection of artworks will be raffled off during the show preview, but no works from the main show will be available for purchase until the sale Nov. 12. The Patrons’ Event is open to everyone, with a suggested donation of $5.
The artworks will go on sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, also at the Coldwell Banker office. All works will be sold on a first-come, first-buy basis. Admission to Saturday’s art sale is free. Enjoy music by Catoctin School of Music students Mayleen and Waylee Hyett performing on the keyboard and guitar.
Proceeds from the “$50 Friends 5×7 Artworks!” will benefit public arts initiatives in the Town of Leesburg. Funds from last year’s event supported the bike mural in the Town Hall parking garage and the Sculpture Garden in Raflo Park. Funds from this year’s event will be used for possible expansion of the Sculpture Garden, the new LOVE Sculpture near the W&OD Trail, a mural on the King Street bridge across Town Branch, and additional public art installations at Town Hall.