Finishing Touches Taking Place for April 26 "Dress Me Up"

Finishing Touches Taking Place for April 26 "Dress Me Up"
This is the image for the news article titled Finishing Touches Taking Place for April 26 "Dress Me Up"With 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 for payment.

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.