Loveseat Artwork on the Auction Block

All summer long, those driving through Purcellville have admired the painted Adirondack loveseats that were displayed along the town’s streets and in front of the town’s businesses. On Saturday night, 44 people got to take their favorites home.

The works of art that double as practical lawn furniture were auctioned off at the Bush Tabernacle as part of Discover Purcellville’s annual fundraiser. Organizer Michael Oaks said the event raised $37,000 to support the nonprofit’s community activities and public arts projects.

The top seller was Nan Bowe’s entry that featured the Purcellville Farmers Market, which brought in $3,700.

Another highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a memorial seat honoring Frank Elmore, the longtime nurseryman at Abernethy and Spencer in Lincoln who died last month. The piece was presented to owner Dave Lohmann for display at the nursery.

The event was attended by 300 people, with the team from Damewood Auctioneers running the show.

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