Every once in a while you find that perfect piece of art and you try to hesitate but then it wags its tail and you find just have to have it. Make your next art connection during Art Adoption Month at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Through to the end of August, you can visit available art during a pop-up Orphan Art Adoption Sale in the Principal’s Office space at the cultural center.

By choosing to adopt some art in need, you are helping to put an end to the art overpopulation problem accumulating at the center. Some of this orphan art was discovered in nooks and crannies as staff have cleaned out the building and made upgrades. Others are from donations through the years and still more are left behind after art shows, classes or the annual rummage sale.

Adoption fees for these treasures will be nominal and all proceeds benefit the cultural center.

Adopting out this artwork to loving homes will make more space for the the cultural center’s permanent collection. Currently in its beginning stages, this collection is made up of works by coastal artists that have played a significant role in the formation of center and the local arts community and which documents in some way life and culture on the Oregon Coast.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the wonderful treasures up for adoption:

”Sweet Fawn”

This lovely pencil drawing came to us by a generous donation by Barbara Perry. This fawn is looking for a good home, she’s a bit on the shy side and needs a peaceful place to adorn. She watches the door of the art storage closet very carefully, as she hopes someone will walk in and take her home very soon.

”Beautiful Moment”

Next up is a 30-year-old oil painting by R. Motil donated by Ken and Sandra Dust. This painting can co-exist nicely with any interior or other calm pieces of art. We all love this guy, but he doesn’t appreciate art storage life. Can you help him?

”Ducks in Flight”

This hand-worked metal sculpture is so good-hearted and ready for a new home. He’s a bit flighty but warms up quickly to visitors especially those with bread crumbs. He’s hypoallergenic and would make a great companion. He loves to nest on mantle pieces and windowsills.

Curator’s Favorite, “Fairy Ball”

“Fairy Ball” is a special original illustration from the book “Come One, Come All, to the Fairy Ball,” donated by Sarah Gayle. This illustration is playful, loving and lighthearted and comes with his own book.

“Fairy Bal”l has won the hearts and minds of our volunteers and staff. He is a very friendly and bold in his bright colors and his book loves laps.

The adoption event is talking place all month in the Principal’s Office located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Hours are Wednesday through Monday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, go to www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.

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