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East Texas on Display art exhibit and silent auction fundraiser


TIMPSON, TEXAS (March 4, 2017) -East Texas on Display will feature original creations by local artisans from across East Texas.  The fundraising event will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. in downtown Timpson, beginning at the Volunteer Fire Department.
Bring the whole family for a day of culture, delicious food, musical entertainment and good, old-fashioned fun! Proceeds from silent auction, concession sales, and artists’ booth sales go to Timpson EMS Volunteer Ambulance Service, Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, Local Animal Rescue, or Salvation Army’s Food Bank.
East Texas on Display is an experience like no other, with a chance to get up close and personal with the many talented artists that bring local culture to the greater East Texas area. This exhibit delivers fun, excitement and a unique opportunity to support local heroes by participating in this event.
Register in advance to bring a group of friends and attend an instructor-led “painting party”! There will be three 2-hour sessions, each led by a different local artist.  Canvasses and materials will all be provided. There are limited spots available so register now to secure your spots.
Plan a little extra time to enjoy the creative exhibits in the fire hall designed to bring awareness of East Texas culture. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. 100% of auction proceeds will go to benefit each purchaser’s choice from the groups listed above.
Bring your children to have their little faces painted, and enjoy refreshments, and more!  The fun begins at 2 p.m. with five 45-minute live music sessions. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment. A portion of the catfish fry, crawfish boil, and food wagon sales will go to the event’s fundraiser.
If you are an artist, photographer, sculptor, wood-worker, iron-worker, quilter, musician or other creative talent, and would like to donate some of your work to the silent auction, contact the Selection Committee. All donors are encouraged to set up a FREE booth to display their other works. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your creative arts business and to show off your unique skills!
Participants from communities all over East Texas can join together to showcase the creative talents that are the culture of East Texas, while also supporting the volunteers of the above-named organizations by registering by the February 5, 2017 deadline.
For more information on East Texas on Display, contact the Selection Committee:
East Texas on Display
ATTN: Selection Committee
P.O. Box 740
Timpson, Texas 75975
Call or Text (936) 254-5050
Visit the Facebook Event Page by searching “East Texas on Display”.

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