Make a painting, buy a painting and help restore the Woody Guthrie, the ferry sloop commissioned by Pete Seeger in the late 1970s to engage people in sailing on the Hudson River. It was Seeger’s dream that anyone who wanted to sail would be able to. Now the sloop is in need of a complete restoration after sailing thousands of people over the past 40 years.
Purchase a $25 ticket and then exchange it for a 3-inch x 3-inch canvas at RiverWinds Gallery or Main Street Music. Use the canvas to create a painting of the river. Drop the canvas off by Friday, Dec. 2 and it will be hung at the Red Barn in Long Dock Park and auctioned to the highest bidder on Sunday, Dec. 4.
Proceeds from the silent auction will be split between the artist and the sloop restoration fund. For more information call 845-527-8671. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets and the event on Sunday runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
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