The Annual Oliver Art Center Fundraiser was held on Friday, August 11th and featured live music from Saldaje, food by Jim Barnes and Crystal Lake Catering, and professional auctioneer, Charles Wickins.
With over 60 people in attendance, the art center netted just over $43,000. The total amount also included funding for 2018’s MOSAIC program, an art and dance residency which serves all third graders in Benzie County. Last year’s auction netted the art center over $23,000.
“Our August event is the only fundraising event we host. We had an incredible turnout and are still stunned by the results. Several board members and volunteers helped put on this year’s event and we can’t thank our Art of Giving donors and auction bidders enough for their support”, says Mercedes Michalowski, executive director. “Oliver Art Center is gearing up to celebrate 70 years in 2018 and this event truly demonstrates how our community has supported the organization in the past and wants to see it thrive well into the future.”