The Brunswick Downtown Association Adirondack Chair Auction is now open

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The Brunswick Downtown Association is selling 33 Maine-made and painted Adirondack chairs at an online auction that opened at 8 am Wednesday and ends at 8 pm Sunday, September 25.

“We hope you all enjoyed the beautifully painted Adirondack chairs that lined Maine Street,” said BDA executive director Deb King. “Be sure to sign up for the Have a Seat online auction so you can take a little bit of summer home with you.”

The BDA Design Committee created the Have A Seat Adirondack Chair Project to bring a unifying spark of joy to downtown Brunswick, King said. Brunswick businesses, local artists and community organizations have come together to create a downtown environment that invites tourists, local shoppers, families and others to linger, sit and smile.

Rob Biggs, Saco Main Street’s youngest general manager and new Brunswick Downtown Association board member, proposed a project for a painted Adirondack chair, having successfully completed a similar project in Saco. A sub-committee was formed, and the project was just taking a good, proven idea and making minor adjustments to work in downtown Brunswick. The project was announced at the annual meeting in March and the committee took off.

The unfinished, Maine-made Adirondack chairs were purchased from two sources. The Maine State Prison showroom in Thomaston provided 23 solid ash chairs that fold and have wheels. The chairs were made by inmates of the prison.

Twelve additional Eastern White Cedar chairs were supplied by Maine Adirondack Chairs in Vassalboro.

Once painted, sealed, and reconstructed, the chairs were placed on Maine Street and Pleasant Street in downtown Brunswick from June through September.

View the chairs and register to bid at: event.auctria.com/9a05fbe3-b801-4d96-a40b-169220edb9d1/aa6cd270-8751-11e9-a741-3fcfcb35cbb0. Registration is free.

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