Friends of the Los Banos Library planning 'small-art sale'

STAFF REPORTSOctober 12, 2012 

"Small," as in small works of art, not small in scope.

The Friends of the Los Banos Library are planning the Small-Art Sale to benefit the local library. It's an evening of art and appetizers, desserts and wine, live music and mingling.

"Everyone knows how funds for libraries have been cut drastically, at both the state and county levels," said Patti Ryan, chairwoman of the event, in a press release. "This is one way to help our library, while also supporting local artists and having an enjoyable evening out."

The event, to be held in the Los Banos Library on Oct. 25, will feature the display and sale of small original works of art by local artists. Forty percent of each sale will be donated to the Friends to help the library.

Proceeds from the art and ticket sales will benefit the Friends, who use the money to buy books, purchase magazine subscriptions and provide other materials and services for the library.

Ryan coordinates the rotating artist exhibit in the local library, and she notices how many people appreciate the art on display, the release stated.

Area artists and musicians will be on hand.

She said that most people don't have the space or the budget to purchase large works of art. But many people might consider buying a smaller work of art sold at a reasonable price.

So she and fellow Friends of the Library came up with the idea of inviting artists to display small works of art, the release stated.

The event will take place in the library, 1312 S. Seventh St., between 5 and 8 p.m. Because the capacity of the local library is limited, the number of available tickets is also limited.

Tickets to the fundraiser are $20, and are available from any of the Friends of the Los Banos Library or Phoenix Books, 936 Sixth St.

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