Graphic - 40 Main Street, Suite 1 Torringtong, CT 06790 (860 618-0075)
Graphic - info@charishthearts.org - Click here to email Chairish the Arts
Menu - the Project
Menu - Information
Menu - Beneficiaries
Menu - Committee
Menu - the Artists
Menu - Call
Menu - Prospectus
Menu - Registration Form
Menu - Participants
Menu - the Chairs
Menu - Final Creations
Menu - Awards Information
Menu - the Tour/Challenge
Menu - Contest Rules and Info
Menu - Contest Form
Menu - Map
Menu - the Auction
Menu - About
Menu - Preview
Menu - Guidelines
Menu - Advance Bid Form
Menu - Sold
Menu - the Merchandise
Menu - Items & Information
Menu - Order Form
Menu - the Contact Info
Menu - Information
Menu - Contact Form
Menu - The Sponsors
Sponsor - Herrington's - Click here to open a new window and visit their site
Sponsor - Hopkins Vineyard - Click here to open a new window and visit their site
Sponsor - Sharon Hospital - Click here to open a new window and visit their site
Graphic - Chairish the Arts is a project organized by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
Graphic - Copyright 2009 Chairish the Arts
Graphic - web site design and development Windvoice Web Works LLP


Title - the Project

Graphic - Chairs





Benefiting Arts Education

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council has launched a region-wide public art event to support arts education and the Council. The event, titled CHAIRish the ARTS, is an art chair tour and auction, the proceeds from which will be divided among the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council and three beneficiary organizations that provide region-wide scholarships to students to study the visual, performing and literary arts. The three beneficiary arts education organizations include: After School Arts Program (ASAP), The Arts Fund for Region One, and the Battell Arts Foundation.

The CHAIRish the ARTS Art Chair Tour & Auction will display chairs of all types and sizes that are decorated by community artists - professionals, amateurs and students. The completed chairs will be displayed mid-summer through fall 2009 at organizations and businesses throughout northwest Connecticut.

A tour of the art chairs, with a contest component, will draw attention to arts education, to the Arts Council, to the artists, and to draw traffic to area businesses. Those who complete the tasks on the tour will be eligible for prizes through a drawing at the fall auction of the chairs.

The CHAIRish the ARTS auction will be held October 17 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM, when all the chairs will be available to bidders.

There will also be three People's Choice awards with monetary prizes for artists - Professional, Amateur, and Student - determined by auction attendees. Cast your vote at the Auction!

Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Silent Auction 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Live Auction Begins at 4:30 p.m.

Sponsor - The Litchfield County Times - Click here to open a new window and visit their site
Sponsor - The Kinderhook Group - Click here to open a new window and visit their site
Graphic - Auction Postcard