Expansive ‘Toasting Transformation’ art auctions will salute TAG in August

Aug 4, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

“Vineland,” an oil painting by Northwest Ohio artist Donna Ebert.

PORT CLINTON – Tickets are available now for “Toasting Transformation,” expansive local online and live auctions in August that celebrate the arts.

The creative event is hosted by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council as a salute to The Arts Garage, or TAG, the former Port Clinton City maintenance garage that is being transformed into a thriving space for the arts.

A tufa living rock by artist Greg Matter.

A piece by artist Dina Rodgers, owner of Lilly & Gert’s in downtown Port Clinton.

The auction of work by more than 50 area artists will start Aug. 16 online, and culminate with a live event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, that will feature a silent auction of gift baskets, creative experiences, artist sessions and more. Guests can watch artists duke it out in our live Battle of the Artists contest, partake in food and drink by local caterers, and enjoy live local entertainment.

Space is limited for the live auction. Tickets and more information are available at https://TRANSFORMATION.givesmart.com. Tickets are also available at Lilly & Gert’s in downtown Port Clinton. TAG is located at 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton.

Local artists created and donated more than 75 pieces that were sold in last year’s online-only event during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, helping the nonprofit organization raise funds to continue its mission to serve the Ottawa County community. This year’s event will be even bigger and better!

A piece by artist Jeff Jackson of Bay View, Ohio.

Ticket holders will also get an opportunity to view TAG’s current exhibition installed at the center, “EDDIE ADAMS: Vietnam.” The show features 50 compelling photographs from the Pulitzer-Prize winning Adams, whose 45-year career covered 13 wars and amassed 500 photojournalism awards.

GPCAAC members are thrilled to be returning to a live event this year to continue their cause. Come see their space and learn more about their vision, while engaging in a night of art and fun.

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council is a non-profit organization that supports the arts in Ottawa County. Funding support through Toasting Transformation helps the GPCAAC continue its mission to bring public art, events and art education components to our communities. To learn more, visit www.ottawacountyarts.org. For artist, sponsorship and donor opportunities, or questions, email GPCAAC2017@gmail.com or call Catharine Hadley at 419-341-2922.

“Swan Creek in May,” by Toledo artist Paul Brand.

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