Infinity To Hold Third Annual Local Artist Showcase March 11

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will hold its third annual Local Artist Showcase at the Infinity Arts Cafe from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Submitted photo

For the third year in a row, local artists and their works will be celebrated at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts downtown location.

Infinity will host its third annual Local Artist Showcase on Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Infinity Arts Cafe, located at 300 E. Third St. inside the Lynn Building.

An art-based counterpart to Infinity’s largest annual fundraiser, the Local Music Showcase held every September, the Local Artist Showcase aims to feature and auction the work of a number of talented local artists as well as provide fun, family-friendly activities with the intention of raising money for the organization’s instructor-oriented and operating expenses.

“The Local Artist Showcase is a celebration of our visual artists in the community; it highlights just how many talented and creative people we have in our area,” said Shane Hawkins, Infinity executive director. “I believe we have 18 artists signed up to have tables at the event, which is more than we’ve had previously, and we have quite a few new artists that we haven’t seen before involved. We’re excited about the fact that artists are coming to us and wanting to be a part of it. They’ll get some great exposure and a chance to sell some of their wares.”

Rather than do a live auction, as has been held in the past, this year’s event will feature a silent auction. The items up for auction can be viewed on the “Infinity’s Local Artist Showcase” Facebook page. Participating artists donated auction items, and all proceeds from the auction event will support arts education experiences for area youth at the Infinity Center.

Online pre-bids will be accepted through Friday, March 10.

Artists to have works featured in this year’s event include Anthony Flint, Ashley Ordines, Brendan Halbom, Carrie Tredo, Catherine Walsh, Daniel Marchini, Debra Eck, Faith Gibbons, Josh Keach (Yoshi), Laurie McGrath, Leslie Calimeri, Lisa Offhaus, Nicole Willsey and Ryan Hawkins.

Tickets for Local Artist Showcase are $5 per person, and will be available to purchase at the door on the day of the event. Children 18 and under will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, call 664-0991, visit infinityperformingarts.org or find “3rd Annual Local Artist Showcase” on Facebook.

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