Summary of fundraiser -
The BookMarks, a Marion Public Library Friends Group, is hosting an extended virtual silent auction of old library chairs and stools repurposed by local artists and turned into wonderful pieces of art based on books. The silent auction is open from June 16th until July 22nd at 12:00 noon. Check out the auction page here to join the fun and make a bid.
Creative Chairs/Stools debut - Downtown Marion Third Thursday, June 16 Look for the Marion Public Library Tent at Downtown Marion's Third Thursday. Come browse the fun in downtown Marion and look for the BookMarks under the Marion Public Library tent in Downtown Marion during the Third Thursday where you will be able to see the chairs (see sample photos) and make bids on your chair or stool of choice. You will be able to follow the QR Code or web link to make a successful bid. Return often to outbid other buyers. Online bidding opens.
Creative Chairs/Stools on display - At Marion Public Library - June 17 thru July 4
When you visit Marion Public Library, you will be able to see the whole collection of chairs and stools in person so you can take a closer look at the creative talent. Online bidding continues.
Creative Chairs/Stools on display at area businesses - see listing where you can find a stool or chair - July 5-20
Each chair and stool will be displayed at one of our Sitting Pretty sponsors and you can continue to scan the QR code to access the online bidding to update your bid. Go check them out and enjoy the services of some of our local establishment. Online bidding continues.
Alluvial Private Wealth
Amato’s Woodfired Pizza
Pillar Credit Union
Sweada Mae Art Cafe
The Marion Palace Theatre (thanks to David and Mary Jane Gale)
The Marion Public Library (thanks to the Board Members and administration of MPL)
Topped Ice Cream
Explore-It-Torium (thanks to Dean and Sue Jacob)
Theresa Lubke (on behalf of the Marion YMCA)
Creative Chairs/Stools on display - Downtown Marion Third Thursday, July 21
Come browse the fun in downtown Marion and look for the BookMarks under the Marion Public Library tent in Downtown Marion during the Third Thursday where you will be able to get in your final bids on the chairs/stools. Follow the QR code or web link to make a successful bid. Online bidding continues through July 22.
Bidding Closes - Check your bid often Friday, July 22
You can make a bid anytime or check the status of your bid by going to app.galabid.com/sittingpretty. Bidding closes on July 22nd at 12:00 noon. Winners will be notified online. No payments will be collected until the auction closes and the highest bidder is notified.
The BookMarks appreciate your support!!