Hickory – Full Circle Arts ends its Thirteenth Annual Fund-Raising Silent Auction with a grand finale party Saturday, December 17.Full Circle Arts’ 13th Annual Auction

There are many wonderful items to bid for, donated by artists and other friends.

There will be refreshments and a 50-50 cash raffle

The purpose of the auction is to raise funds for Full Circle Arts, a non-profit cooperative dedicated to the promotion and understanding of art in and around Hickory, with its art gallery, competitions for artists, educational programs, and events. FCA president, Ellen Schwarzbek, says FCA’s most urgent need is a working printer.

Full Circle Arts’ members believe in supporting the cultural life of the area, as well as providing a good time and place for people to start looking for holiday gifts.

A preview of the auction items can be seen now at Full Circle Arts.

The Finale on the 17th will be held 6:00 to 8:00 pm. (Bidding ends at 7:30).

Tickets to bid are $5 per person. Those who don’t wish to bid are welcome to browse and enjoy.

FCA is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. Hours currently are Thursday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm. More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership, or other upcoming events is available at www.fullcirclearts.org. You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, email gallery at fullcirclearts.org, or call 828-322-7545.

Photo: “Dog Fight” by Tim Carlson.