paint brushes whirling, students are busy applying the final touches
to their artwork, in preparation for IKEA’s “Dress Me Up” event,
slated for Tuesday, April 26.
For a fourth year, IKEA West
Chester, in partnership with Lakota’s art teachers, is hosting “Dress
Me Up,” a community art fundraiser that benefits Lakota’s art program.
There are two types of artwork being created – younger students will
have their paintings displayed in IKEA frames, while secondary
students work as a team to transform a solid pine three-drawer TARVA
dresser into a work of art.
This year, the popular event will
feature 20 dressers and more than 60 framed art pieces. The framed
artwork will be sold for $20 each, while the dressers will go to the
highest bidder. IKEA matches all contributions with all proceeds
benefiting Lakota’s arts programs.
The reception and silent
auction will be held Tuesday, April 26, from 6-7 p.m. at the IKEA West
Chester location. The public is welcome to attend and bid during the
auction portion of the evening. Only cash and checks will be accepted
Prior to the event, IKEA will display a selection of the dressers, so look for them near the top of the escalator.
Click here for a sneak peek
at this year’s art.
And, click here for a brief slideshow of last year’s auction
, thanks to Greg Huntington, founder and owner of True Joy Acoustics, who shared his video.