Art of Oak is such a unique expression of art that I decide to take a final look at the pieces and share some of the rewards reaped from this creative endeavor.
2016 is the Wine Road’s 40th anniversary. As part of the yearlong celebration and in the spirit of giving back to the community, the Wine Road created several fund raising opportunities for local charities. Proceeds from sales of Art of Oak pieces will be donated to the Luther Burbank Center, Education THROUGH The Arts. (Note: the Center’s name changed in March. It was formerly known as Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Children’s Art Programs).
This win-win art adventure gives 40 very creative artists the chance to showcase their work through re-purposing oak wine barrels—barrels donated by Wine Road members. It gives 40 very lucky art lovers the chance to buy one-of-a-kind barrel art. And best of all, the funds raised by the Art of Oak sales will go to a charitable organization that supports the arts for local children.
Education THROUGH the Arts
Here is the art program’s mission from their website:
Quietly (and not so quietly) at work outside of the spotlight, the Center’s Education Through the Arts program serves to enrich the lives of children in our community through a broad range of learning opportunities. One of the leading programs of its kind nationwide, the Center’s approach to arts education is both unique and highly effective. It not only teaches about the arts (music, theater, dance and visual art) but also uses the arts as a dynamic tool for teaching and learning all core subjects, such as math, science and literature. Hence the name: Education THROUGH the Arts.
Last Chance to Get Your Own Art of Oak
As of today, a dozen Art of Oak pieces remain available for sale. And, the program has already raised over $20,000, with more to come. Anyone interested in purchasing one of the remaining Art of Oak items can contact the Wine Road office at 800-723-6336 or 707-433-4335, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, any Art of Oak pieces remaining will be sold at the live auction held on Saturday, May 14th at the Ruby Affair, the Wine Road’s 40th Anniversary Gala at Soda Rock Winery. Tickets for the Ruby Affair are still available if you’d like to enjoy a night of wining, dining, dancing and auctions.
Enjoy this final look at Art of Oak.
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All of the Art of Oak pieces above and below are available for sale. On May 14, 2016, any unsold Art of Oak items will be auctioned at the Ruby Affair .