By: Brookings Arts Council

Hundreds of 6×6-inch works of art will be available for purchase at the third bi-annual 6-Squared Fundraiser and public grand opening on Sept. 30 at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St.

“This free event will bring artists and art lovers together for a fun and exciting visual art event in Brookings and is a fabulous opportunity to tour our renovated facility,” said Heather Kuhlman, executive director of the Brookings Arts Council.

The Call for Art and details can be found on their website and is available at BAC building. Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 15.

A gallery show – featuring art pieces from across the country will begin on Sept. 20 running through Sept. 30, the day of the event.

“This gallery showing will allow the public to view these incredible and eclectic works of art prior to the fun filled evening,” Kuhlman said.

Live music, face painting and refreshments will start the event off at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30, with the raffle for 30 early buying positions starting at 5 p.m. Raffle numbers pulled will be provide each lucky recipient one minute of exclusive buying time with only 30 total tickets being drawn.

At 5:31, the art sale opens to all in attendance with all art works for sale for $20 each. Each piece will be on display, with artists’ names on the back of each piece, making it an exciting surprise when the buyer discovers who created their work of art.

“It is fun and exciting to watch our art lovers fall in love with an art piece and then flip it over at the time of purchase to discover if it is your favorite well known artist’s piece or introduces you to a new up and coming artist. It’s buying art not for the name, but because it spoke to you,” Kuhlman said.

Early buying raffle tickets can be purchased at the Brookings Arts Council for $5 apiece in advance and the evening of the event.

For more information, contact the Brookings Arts Council at 605-692-4177 or email at artscouncil@brookings.net or visit the website: www.brookingsartscouncil.org. The BAC is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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