Friday, September 4, 2009

Plainfield group sets art auction

September 3, 2009

PLAINFIELD -- Members of the Plainfield Art League donated works in watercolor, pastels, oil, pottery and textiles to be auctioned off during the group's Art in the Park event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Village Green Park, Chicago and Fox River streets.

Plainfield School District students will display their art, too, and children's groups will perform throughout the day.

As part of the event, members' donated work will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the gallery, 24114 W. Chicago St., across the street from the park.

The auction items can be previewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

During the auction, bids will start at 50 percent of the estimated value of the work. Each item will also have a "buy it now" price set at 20 percent above the estimated value. Winning bidders will be notified by phone after the auction closes at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The league's members from throughout the area donated their work as a fundraiser for the nonprofit group.

"I am so grateful to our members for their generous donations," league President Sheryl Jones said. "I hope every wonderful piece finds a new home this weekend."

For information about Art in the Park or the auction, visit For more information, call 815-436-4351 or e-mail

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