Silent auction remains open through Sunday, May 19
With 200 chairs filled, the Garrison Art Center’s Riverside Art Auction became standing-room only. The French Grille Sunset Picnic by Le Bouchon Chef Pascal Graff was sold out and folks raved about the menu. The toe-tapping music of Tiki Daddy wound down the evening. The auction broke all records, selling 40 live auction pieces to benefit Hudson Valley Artists and Garrison Art Center programs. Many also went home with a piece from the silent auction at the buy-it-now price. There are still about 60 pieces left in the silent auction, which will remain open through May 19 at 5 p.m.
Programs and Events Manager Dolores Strebel put together a group of more than 40 staff and volunteers for the event. Garrison Art Center Executive Director Carinda Swann stated: “What amazes me about this community is they came out in support when it looked as if they would be trapped under a tent for a thunderstorm. What a lovely surprise for us all when that did not happen!”
The Garrison Art Center, at 23 Garrison’s Landing in Garrison, will be open for its silent auction with extended hours till 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, and regular weekend hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19.