Sonoran Arts League Gallery

“Three Maidens” by Jane Boggs.

Help a nonprofit arts organization, one of many profoundly affected by the pandemic, by attending the inaugural Chair-ity FUNdraiser & Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Sonoran Arts League Gallery, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Suite 144, in Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. Admission is free and open to the public.

Artists from the community were challenged to “Re-Imagine, Re-Purpose, and Re-Create” household furnishings including but not limited to chairs, tables and dressers into functional items for the home or garden. Themes will run a range of styles, including country chic, glam, Hollywood noir and Americana.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Sonoran Arts League in their mission of supporting art, artists and art education.

Three chairs were donated by area businesses The Grotto, Local Johnny›s and Big Earl’s. A few of the league board members/artists who are participating include Joanie Wolter, Jane Boggs, Pat Isaacson and Sarah Byrne.

All items will be available for viewing at the Arts League Gallery on Oct. 6 with an online auction at https://bit.ly/SonoranChair running from 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. At that time, bidding will begin on a live auction of select pieces at the Arts League Gallery.

Food and beverages will be provided from 4:30 to 8 p.m., with catering by Cave Creek resident Laurie Thrasher of Can Do Staffing. Wine, beer, vodka and juices will be available with some wine donated by Arts League member Shannon Taggart from her family’s winery, King Estate. 

Special gift certificates for the auction have been donated by Whole Health Everyday, Tonto Bar & Grill, El Encanto, Blu Burger, Wines for Humanity, Phoenix Art Museum and Desert Foothills Library. Rebecca Clubb, owner of Whole Health Everyday, is also an acrylic and oil painter, and will give two gift certificates from her company.

To learn more about the Sonoran Arts League visit sonoranartsleague.org, email info@sonoranartsleague.org or call 480-575-6624.