Online art auction Thanksgiving weekend benefits Old Friends Club programs in Carnation, Sammamish and Kirkland

Bid online, see art works up close while sampling Northwest Cellars wines, and ‘buy it now’ if you like, all to benefit local care programs for dementia patients, their families and care givers.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 4:23pm
  • Life

The Giving Canvas, an online art auction site on Facebook, will hold a three-day art auction after Thanksgiving, starting at 9 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 24 and continuing through Sunday night, to benefit Old Friends Club, a daytime memory care program located in Carnation, Kirkland and Sammamish.

The auction is being curated by Artist Meenakshi Sinha, and will take place online at https://www.facebook.com/thegivingcanvas. Participants can enter their bids in the comment section. Samples and information will be available on the site for the two weeks preceding the auction. The auction will consist of at least a dozen pieces by local artists in various media, including acrylic, photography and mixed media.

Sinha recently joined Old Friends Club as a board member and together they are spearheading this effort to raise funds and awareness for the Daytime Memory Care that serves the Eastside communities of Kirkland, Carnation and Sammamish.

“The service Old Friends Club is providing fills a gap in society that most don’t yet recognize,” Sinha says of the program. She originally came to the non-profit as a volunteer, helping the members with fun activities while her daughter was at school. “I had been thinking about holding an auction for a local charity,” she says. “When I was recently asked to join as a board member, it was perfect timing.”

Northwest Cellars in Kirkland will display the art the week before Thanksgiving, giving people a chance to see the pieces up close. The pieces will be on display through the holiday weekend, and for what they refer to as “Purple Friday,” when the tasting room opens from 1 to 9 p.m. with live music and snacks. There will also be a “Buy it Now” price for those who want to secure a canvas on the spot. Online bidding will take place from 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.

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