Twentieth Anniversary Box Art Auction Benefiting East End Hospice
Scheduled for August 28!
The time-honored tradition of the Box Art Auction benefiting East End Hospice, which was scheduled to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020, but cancelled due to COVID, will take place as “20 in ‘21” on Saturday, August 28th.
This annual highlight of the late summer season will again take place at St. Luke’s Church Hoie Hall in East Hampton (18 James Lane).
80+ artists who have answered the call to create memorable boxes for this anniversary auction are nine artists who have participated every year since the event’s inception and others who are participating for the first time.
Artists are given small donated cigar and wine boxes — using the box inside and out as a canvas or base. With styles ranging from traditional landscapes to abstract art, the art forms incorporated this year are ceramics, sculpture, painting, collage, assemblage and needlework on fabric.
The Spirit of Community Award will be presented to Don Sussis, for 20 years a stalwart and generous supporter of the Box Art Auction and East End Hospice.
Leading up to the benefit the boxes can be previewed at Hoie Hall on Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesday, August 25th, from 5-7 p.m., the public is invited to a “Meet the Artists” preview reception at Hoie Hall. Completed boxes can also be viewed on the Hospice website, www.eeh.org .
At the benefit on August 28th, a Silent Auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 5:45, with Lucas Hunt as Auctioneer. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included in the $100 benefit ticket price.
All proceeds will benefit East End Hospice, which provides care for terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones living on the North and South Forks of Long Island, including the Eastern Suffolk County townships of Brookhaven. The Box Art Auction benefits residents of the Town of East Hampton communities.
We look forward to celebrating our honoree and seeing you in-person at our 2021 Box Art Auction
Thank you for your support
Featured Image: Bill Kiriazis, 2021 Box