LEWISBURG, PA – More than 100 priced-to-sell art works from area collectors will be available at the Packwood House Museum’s ARToberFEST art sale, September 24 to October 22 in the Museum’s gallery.
This year’s sale features a world-class collection of 20 wooden sculptures from Rutendeko sculptors in Zimbabwe. The sculptures have been exhibited in Munich, Toronto and Washington, DC.
In addition to the sculptures, a variety of art styles including etching, photography, pen and ink, movie posters will be part of the sale.
Kicking off the ARToberfest art sale will be a preview and opening reception on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm featuring grilled bratwurst, hot dogs, German potato salad, pickles, soft pretzels, German cookies, wine and craft beer (lemonade and ice tea, too). Tickets are $9 apiece or two for $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling 570-524-0323 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are pleased to help donors find homes for their beloved art pieces,” says Jennifer Snyder, Packwood House Museum director.
The museum, open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, is located on 15 N. Water Street, Lewisburg. A portion of the proceeds from the reception and art sale – running through Oct. 22 − will benefit educational programming at the Packwood House Museum.
Admission to the art sale is $5 (entrance fee is waived with purchase). House tours are available by appointment.
About the Packwood House Museum: In 1936, Lewisburg natives Edith & John Fetherston purchased this former tavern and filled it with art and antiques from Pennsylvania and around the world. The Fetherstons left their home and collections in a trust to create “a Public Museum for the educational benefits of all persons.”
Today, in addition to the gallery in the tour center, visitors can view the historic home, and see the Fetherstons’ intriguing collection of treasured glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative art, and Oriental art. For more information, call 570-524-0323.