Live music, kayaking, and flight are among the adventures to be auctioned at the ninth annual Fall into Art Auction Saturday, Oct. 15. That goes along with, of course, a wide assortment of original art and an evening of fun to benefit the Arlington Arts Council's mission to bring more art to Arlington.
Gayle Pickens, owner of Gallery by the Bay in Stanwood, will speak on the value of art in building community, and the 2011 Art Advocate of the Year will be announced.
Music by The Curators, featuring Jeff and Laurie Swanson, Jim Bassett, and Ron Thordarson, will entertain during the two silent auctions, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
An Early Bird Special, for those who arrive before 6 p.m., includes a chance to win $100 to Bistro San Martin, and one glass of champagne.
Two silent auctions and the live auction offer art and artistic opportunities of many kinds, including glass art classes, yoga lessons, an overnight stay at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle with theater tickets, a granite sculpture by Verena Schwippert, pottery by Marguerite Goff and Yonnah Ben Levy, a hand-felted cowboy hat by Erika Bruss and Kristinia Hebert, and much more.
The auction takes place at the Medallion Hotel, 16710 Smokey Point Boulevard, in Arlington. The buffet dinner includes beef and salmon with a spread of salads and vegetables.
Tickets are $35, available at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave. in downtown Arlington, and at Brushstrokes Art Supply, 5702 172nd St., Arlington. Or call Jean Olson at (360) 435-5866.