September is (art) harvest time

Sep 5, 2019

Credit Kenai Fine Arts Center

          Today is First Thursday in the Central Kenai Peninsula, and it's the official kick-off of the Kenai Fine Arts Center's Harvest Art Auction.

Organizer Marion Nelson reminded the Kenai City Council of the event at Wednesday night's meeting.

"You have the silent auctions essentially on one side, one back wall and the outright auctions on the other side of the room," she said. "And for the silent auction item you can start bidding now, today, could have started."

Nelson said both the month-long silent auction and the outcry auction at the end of the month have quality pieces from many local artists.

"There's a lot of variety, a lot of variety. It's a full, full show. We have pottery and different paintings and prints and other three dimensional items," she said. "So it's a fun show to see that's for sure. Lots of quality pieces in."

And, says Nelson, there's something for everyone.

"You can just write in what you want. There's a minimum price and it's pretty low so anybody can kind of get in the door so to speak. And I think it's a $5 minimum bump up on each bid," she said, adding to Mayor Gabriel, "We're ready for you, Brian."

The First Thursday Art Walk kicks off at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town tonight (Thurs. 9/5) from 5 to 7 p.m.