Berkshire Arts Association To Host Virtual Real Art Party

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Artists from the Berkshires and beyond are contributing 10x10 inch original works of art to be given away for $25 each during the virtual 10x10 RAParty (Real Art Party) on Thursday, Feb. 18.
 
The art show and party will benefit Berkshire County students through BAA Fellowship scholarships, field trips to Berkshire educational art departments, free admission for students to the Berkshire Museum, art supplies for students, teachers, and more. 
 
"It's always a fun community event that brings out the best of our local artists as well as some friendly competition from the crowd," said BAA President Mary Beth Eldridge.
 
A $25 ARTtix guarantees the buyer a work of art to take home. ARTtix may be purchased on the Berkshire Museum website link here: http://bit.ly/10x10RAPAuction through the night of the 10x10 RAParty. 
 
The virtual show opens at 6 pm, and the drawing begins at 7 pm. Tickets will be selected in random order, and the bearer will be able to choose any work of art that is still in the virtual gallery. Admission to the event is free.
 
"It's one of the top five things I look forward to participating in, and I'm sad I was a late adopter… I must have missed so many good ones, so don't miss out,"  art contributor Tim Kushi said. 
 
Live hosts will call out the raffle and host the festivities:
 
6:00 PM: Virtual 10x10 RAParty goes Live –Register here: http://bit.ly/10x10RAPAuction.
 
6:30 PM: Orientation to Virtual 10x10 RAParty and Guest Speakers 
 
7:00 PM: Virtual 10x10 RAParty Art Raffle Begins
 
Donated work will also be posted online at berkshireartassociation.org and the Berkshire Art Association's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/berkshire.art. The show will include work in many mediums: drawings, prints, textiles, photography, collages, and ceramic art. 
 
Preview donated original works of art for the 10x10 RAParty on the Berkshire Art Associations social media pages:
 
 
 
Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/10x10RAPAuction and call if needed. The website is best. No walk-ins for ARTix due to COVID. To be a viewer of the 10x10 RAParty register here: http://bit.ly/10x10RAP
 
The 10x10 RAParty is part of the City of Pittsfield's annual 10x10 Festival. 
 
Ticket holders can pick up their favorite 10x10 RAParty piece after the show, details to follow. 
 
The 10x10 RAParty is a collaboration of the Berkshire Art Association and Storefront Artist Project. The 10x10 RAParty is being presented as part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival coordinated by the City of Pittsfield's Department of Cultural Development.
 
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