The painted benches and planters on display around Purcellville since May will go on auction Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 Nursery Ave. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and includes refreshments.
In the project coordinated by the nonprofit organization Discover Purcellville, 50 Loudoun artists volunteered to paint the 30 wooden benches and 20 wooden planters with any theme they chose. Each piece was on display at the Purcellville business that sponsored it. The project received coverage from NBC4 Washington’s news broadcast.
Money raised from the auction, which will once again be conducted by Brian Damewood, will go to fund future community projects organized by Discover Purcellville, such as the 110 hand-painted holiday decorations that will line downtown and Main Street this December.