INVERMERE — Art From the Attic, a one-day sale of donated art works, drew a massive crowd of 1,242 people to the Invermere Community Centre throughout the seven-hour event on Saturday, September 3.
Almost everything was sold, for a grand total of $15,400. The total will be split between the two hard-working groups of volunteers: the Columbia Valley Arts Council and the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary.
Volunteers at the sale heard many interesting stories. A local man purchased the two limited-edition Calgary Olympic graphics for his sports memorabilia collection, another Invermere family purchased the Patrick Roy jersey, a young woman of Danish descent who owns a condominium here bought the antique oil painting of the Danish village, and a little boy bought a photograph of an owl because it reminded him of the one in Harry Potter. Many people remarked on the delightful treasures they found and promised to come back next year.
Donations for next year’s Art From the Attic begins now: you may drop your unloved art at the Invermere Thrift Store or Pynelogs Cultural Centre with a note saying it is for the 2012 art sale. We promise to find it a good home.