Holiday art sale to raise funds for Hyde Park Art Center classes and students

Staff Writer

Art students will sell their work at a fundraiser running this Friday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC).

The HPAC tradition will feature anywhere from 25 to 50 artists from the center’s classes, according to Director of Education Mike Nourse. Art on sale will include work by students from the art center’s printmaking, painting, drawing, screen print, ceramics and digital and darkroom photography programs.

“Most of the pieces I would say are going to be made by adults, but there’s definitely going to be some youth works,” Nourse said.

Some artists are typically available to answer visitors’ questions, according to Nourse, who said three-quarters of the sale’s proceeds go to the artists, with the rest going back into HPAC’s art education programs.

“It allows us to make a purchase or two here or there that we don’t have to think about,” Nourse said.

The art sale has featured work from as cheap as $2 to as expensive as $100 or $150, but the bulk of artwork on sale will be $75 or less. Some patrons show up as soon as the sale begins and more affordable artwork gets snatched up early, according to Nourse.

For more information about the art sale, call 773-324-5520 or visit
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