When: Sat., June 27, 2 p.m. 2015
SPONSORED -- Original fine art is literally flying into Wimberley. The Wimberley Valley Art League is sponsoring an art benefit, called 100@100, and has appealed to local artists for fine art donations. The word has spread, and artists from all over the United States are sending in art for the June 27 event. “From Hawaii to New York, we are receiving art pieces,” says Jan Fitzhugh, president of the Wimberley Valley Art League. “Our goal was to attract 100 pieces of art we could price at just $100 each. We now have over 170 pieces and are getting calls from artists daily. The selection is amazing, and the outpouring of help is overwhelming.” The event will be held on Saturday at the Wimberley Community Center to accommodate all of the pieces. Original art will be priced at $100; a few larger pieces will be in a silent auction and some smaller pieces of jewelry and pottery will be priced at under $100. The Art League also put out a call for musicians and already has three groups who volunteered. One is Jake Ward, a notable young musician from Corpus Christi. Ward spent summers at his grandparent’s home on Flite Acres. When he heard their house was destroyed by the flood, he was anxious to join in the benefit event. Monies raised from art sales will go directly to Barnabas Connection and be earmarked for Wimberley flood victims. In addition to Ward, two local bands, Jazz Messenger Boys and Gypsy Moon, will perform.