Why not gifts of art for Christmas?

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 10, 2015

ArtsNatchez Gallery, at 425 Main St., is gearing up for Gifts of Art, a new type of silent auction for us, just in time for holiday gift giving! This fundraiser is the brain-child of our group of 30 talented artists.

Tired of searching in stores, catalogues, and on web sites for unique Christmas gifts? Why not give a one-of-a-kind gift of art? It couldn’t be easier than the Gifts of Art silent auction being held by the ArtsNatchez Gallery.

Almost all of the members of ArtsNatchez have created and donated 30-and-counting special works of art especially for this auction, and some have contributed extras.

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We want to accommodate your busy holiday schedule with two preview and bidding days. On Friday and Saturday during regular gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can stroll through the exhibit and bid at your leisure. The traditional silent bidding session will take place at a reception with wine, refreshments and entertainment by Taylor Spring from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and you don’t have to be present to have the high bid.

For more information, call ArtsNatchez Gallery at 601-442-0043 or Mary Ann Spell at 601-442-1722 or 601-493-4106.

The items run the gamut of subjects from landscapes and flowers and media of pottery, to photographs to oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite and colored pencil paintings. There will even be weaving, jewelry and a magnificent wooden bowl! Please stop by this Friday or Saturday to check them out and join us Saturday night.

ArtsNatchez is a 501c3 organization which depends on tax-deductible donations along with fundraisers to stay afloat. Founded in April of 2008, the gallery of local artists is a nonprofit membership organization managed by a Board of Directors. Every artist works at the gallery one day each month in order hang their works at ArtsNatchez.

Give art and you won’t have to worry about size or color.

P. S. This event is different from the Art Treasures Auction which has been held for several years, and will be held again in the spring of 2016.


Ann Faillace is a member of the ArtsNatchez Gallery.