The Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will host Chair-ries Jubilee “Into the Sun in 2021,” Aug. 18-19 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Chamber, 225 Keith St. SW. The 23rd annual fundraiser will be a two-day silent auction in hybrid format allowing in-person attendance or participation through the Chair-ries Jubilee Facebook page.
Supporters may participate in the two-day silent auction by placing bids on locally donated art, furniture and other valuable packages. After the auction, volunteers will notify the winners of their prizes to be picked up on Friday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Chair-ries Jubilee exists to aid Cleveland and Bradley County schools by fundraising for their art programs while supporting local artists in the community.
“The ongoing advocacy from the community for arts education continues to inspire us every year," said Nancy Cason, Chair-ries Jubilee committee chair. "We are so thankful for every participant from artists to bidders and to volunteers who contribute to this fundraiser."
The Allied Arts Council supports local art programs to keep students engaged and build their self-confidence. “Studies have proven that investing in arts education will pay significant dividends for students,” said Ms. Casson.
Since inception, the annual event has raised more than $524,000 for local schools by auctioning off art showcases and uniquely decorated furniture donated by local artists. The money raised sends grants to schools to maintain arts education and allows artists to visit the schools and the community.
No advance tickets or RSVPs are necessary for this event. For more information, contact the Chamber at 472-6587.