The celebrated another successful summer art auction this year.
The LGBA reported that it raised $8,500 for local charities and the La Grange Pet Parade Committee by that have lined the streets of La Grange throughout the summer.
The LGBA held their annual summer art auction on Sept. 8. Due to a forecast of bad weather and rain before the event, the auction was brought indoors to the parking garage behind . The event is normally held on the lawn in front of Village Hall.
The big seller of the night was, Clock Rockin', designed by Kimberly Muntwyler and sponsored by , which sold for $550 (see photo).
About a dozen clocks went unsold at the event and will be available again for bidding via a silent auction at the from Sept. 18-Oct. 1. Those interested in claiming a clock can submit a bid, with the proceeds donated to local charities. The opening bid will be $100.
Nancy Cummings, executive director of the LGBA, said she believed support was high for the summer art program again this year. Nearly 4,000 votes were cast online for the People's Choice Award for the best clock design. The honor this year went to artist Janine Andrys for her design, Timeless Patterns, sponsored by D'Amici Salon & Style.
Additionally, the LGBA received several hundred submissions in their first ever summer art exhibit scavenger hunt, won by Therese Witkowski of Westchester.
Editor's Note: this piece originally indicated the wrong winner of the People's Choice Award and has been updated.