30 Jan Attic Art Sale
Attic Art Sale Coming in March
Check the attic, the closet and the garage for gently-used wall art pieces and donate them to the Attic Art Sale to help raise badly needed funds for art education in Redlands.
Art in the Attic is a new event sponsored by the Redlands Festival of Arts (RFA) and the Redlands Art Association (RAA). It is a two-day art event with over 300 pieces of art which, might typically be purchased in a gallery, but at bargain prices that could
yield some great treasures.
According to Harry, people often call the RAA and the RFA to ask what they can do with inherited artwork or pieces that they’ve purchased and no longer want. Unfortunately, it’s harder to sell art on the secondary market than one might think. Your artwork may be worth more as a potential tax deduction than through a traditional sale by the time you deduct promotional costs and commissions.
This event offers art lovers an opportunity to donate their artwork to a local charitable organization for a potential tax deduction. Art donors will fill out a donation form listing the artwork and its value but will need to consult a tax professional to comply with IRS rules. “All donors should understand their artwork will be sold to buyers at attractive prices. The goal of this event is to create a fun-filled market day where one can purchase art for their personal enjoyment and home decor,” Harry said.
The sale opens with a cocktail party preview sale, Friday, March 1, $25 per person , 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at The Museum of Redlands (MOR) followed by the collection’s free opening to the public on Saturday, March 2, 8 am to 3 pm.
Donations of art may be dropped off at MOR, 700 Brookside Ave, on Thursday, February 28th or at Lois Lauer Century 21 Realty’s office, 1998 Orange St. in Redlands until February 27th. Art donors with questions should call Shirley Harry: 909-
214-7179 or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org. For general info or to purchase preview sale tickets, call the
RAA at (909) 792-8435