Where can you find the Maryland State cake, 1939 Maryland Stamp and Maryland State fish all in the same place? These are some of the themes painted by local artists for the Have a Seat fundraiser, the primary fundraiser for the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project. Many artists are currently working on panels for the chairs and benches while social distancing in their homes.
The Have a Seat in Crisfield fundraiser is an artist/business partnership to auction creatively painted child’s rocking chairs and full-sized benches to support the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project. The fundraiser, originally scheduled to take place May 2nd at the Corbin Studio & Gallery, 4 E Main Street (CorbinArtGallery.com) has been tentatively rescheduled for August 8th. Funds raised go to supporting free and low-cost art workshops and events and promoting businesses and artists in the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment (A & E) District.
For more information on the A & E, see Crisfieldarts.org. The CAED Project would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the generous sponsors and artists who have given of their time and talent, and the funds for chairs, paint and supplies.
To see these benches and children’s rocking chairs, check out the website charityauction.bid/HaveASeatinCrisfield2020 and go to “highlights” (button on top left of screen) to see the chairs and benches that photos are currently available for. Online bidding ends the day before the live auction. The highest bids placed online will be the starting bid for the live auction, or, if remaining the highest bid after the live auction, will win the item.
About the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project
The non-profit Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District (CAED) Project is the State recognized entity for the management of the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District. Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts help develop and promote community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the State.