WILMINGTON – As part of a long-term effort to promote the visual arts and help redesign the Beaver Street neighborhood, Wilmington Works is ready to take the next step with its public art project.
A little over a year ago, the community selected a flat metal sculpture made of corten steel, designed by Junker Studio, Chester, as the winning proposal for the retaining wall. Since the community vote, there has been behind-the-scenes work to align the final proposal with community input and review the design with an engineer to ensure that the assembly of the project is a success.
After all that, the public is invited to support the project with donations and, from July 3rd to 20th, by bidding at an art auction and purchasing lots. Local artists, including Jim McGrath, Aysha Peltz, Ann Coleman, Karen Wheeler, Jen Violette, Haley Frano and Nancy Libby, are donating their works to the auction together with Junker Studio. Junker Studio donated two large corten steel garden sculptures that would make a great addition to any local property.
During the auction, the works for sale will be on display in the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber. In addition to art, there will also be raffle tickets for non-art donations from local companies.
Volunteers will be in the Chamber at 21 West Main Street on Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th, 11 am-3pm. Stop by, learn more about the project, and check out the art that is up for auction.
For more information and a link to the auction page, visit www.beaverstreetart.com