Preview Party and Sale: 7PM, Thursday 8/5 - Regular Sale on Sat and SunPosted on August 3, 2010 – 4:49 AM | by OldManFoster
Does anyone have better junk than artists? Visit any artist’s home or studio and you’re likely to encounter an eclectic mix of books, knick-knacks, music equipment, antiques, tools, and assorted other treasures. For their first public fundraiser, the Verge Center for the Arts (formerly the Verge Gallery and Studio Project) asked artists, arts supporters and the public at large to donate some of their treasures to the First Annual Verge Jumble Sale, Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 8AM – 2PM. Judging by the small mountain of donations taking up a significant chunk of floor space, the response has been swell! Having seen all this materiel trucking in (being married to the Executive Director has its perks) I can assure you that a $15 ticket to the August 5 Preview Sale and Party will be a wise investment, even if they weren’t providing food and drinks. This will be the public’s first chance to check out the exciting new space for Verge; in April they relocated from their 19th Street location to a new, much larger spot at 7th and S. They’re still in the process of building out the galleries, but they’ve already got a score of studios built and filled with working artists, with another dozen or so on the way. Ask nicely and they’ll give you a tour of the premises while you’re there.
625 S Street
Preview Party: Aug 5, 7PM
Saturday and Sunday: August 7- 8, 8AM-2PM