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Fill your patio with the Adirondack Auction
Fill your patio with the Adirondack Auction

The 3rd Annual Adirondack Auction, for the Northwest Ottawa County Chamber Foundation, has begun.  Six pieces, painted by local artists, have been placed throughout the community for view and bidding to take place.

Local artists donated their time and talent to creating beautiful and individual pieces for the Adirondack Auction.   This auction generates revenue for the Chamber Foundation which uses the funds to continue to develop and implement community events such as Sand Sculpture Contest and the Grand Haven Art Festival, which both will take place this year the weekend of June 25th. 

This year, six pieces are available for bidding by the public including two adult sized chairs, two side tables, and two child sized chairs. 

Child Chair Name: Le Rue Animme
Artist: Barbara Carlson
Location: Tri-Cities Historical Museum
200 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven

Child Chair Name: Happy!
Artist: Anna-Carin Veurink
Location: Spring Lake Township Office
106 South Buchanan Street, Spring Lake

Table Name: Travel
Artists: Mike Coleman & Ellen Trumbo
Location: Theater Bar
24 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven

Table Name: My Favorite Place
Artist: Kim Talaga
Location: Grand Haven Garden House
901 South Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven

Chair Name: Doodling the Day Away
Artist: Gail Krug
Location: Chamber of Commerce
1 South Harbor Drive, Grand Haven

Chair Name: Martinis in the Sand
Artist: Marlan Cotner
Location: Harbor House Inn
114 South Harbor Drive, Grand Haven

The pieces are all unique in style and design, each artist being inspired by something different.  Kim Talaga, who painted the table she entitled, “My Favorite Place,” says she was inspired by picking the flowers in her garden, while Gail Krug, artist of the chair, “Doodling the Day Away” took inspiration from her sons.  “…we doodle on everything in our house, it is an addiction!” Krug commented.   Anna-Carin Veurink, from Gothenburg, Sweden, said her inspiration behind “Happy!” one of two children sized chairs, was to “…tickle the joyful mind of a child.”

Featured locations, listed above, will host the pieces through June 24th.  The chairs and tables will then be moved to the Grand Haven Art Festival along Washington Avenue for June 25 & 26, and be moved to Gallery Uptown for the remainder of the bidding period, June 27-July 1st.  Winners will be announced at the Gallery Uptown’s First Friday evening reception on July 1st – just in time to enjoy them on the patio for the Holiday weekend!