Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Birdhouse Auction Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

IMG_2287Powerhouse reception is part of Art Crawl

The Houses for Houses program is raising money for Habitat for Humanity by putting a new house into the hands of those who give. The Powerhouse Community Arts Center will host a reception Tuesday, March 26, during the Art Crawl, for the fundraising initiative, which began March 4 and runs through April 1.

“We will be auctioning off more than 50 birdhouses made by local artists to benefit the Oxford/Lafayette Habitat for Humanity,” explains local artist Andi Bedsworth. The birdhouses are already on display at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center with bid sheets, and some bids have already been cast. “The show is open all day today and will be open tomorrow as well,” Bedsworth says. “The reception starts at 7 p.m., and bidding will close by 9 p.m.”

Bedsworth says the birdhouses are made with materials including fabric, tin cans, ceramics, wine corks, wood, beads, and metal.

“They are big and small, tall and short, and traditional and non-traditional. Some are purely decorative and some will be perfect for housing the birds in your yard. Please come out to the silent auction and make a bid. There will also be a raffle for a wood-turned house made by Cecil Bowers.”

Refreshments will be served, and the Double Decker bus will transport people to other galleries open in the Art Crawl.