Nonprofit Gallery Hosts Secret Art Sale to Help Schools

Courtesy image    Their location is secret, but the art sold will benefit student artists and the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) is holding a fundraiser called the Secret Art Sale to benefit Alameda school art programs. The sale starts tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 27. Participating schools from all over Alameda are providing student art as are artists from the area.

These pieces will be displayed anonymously and sold for $20 each throughout the sale.
The secret is the true value of the art purchased. It may be from a well-known artist or a masterpiece from a local student artist. 

The Secret Art Sale is modeled after the Springs Mystery Art Sale in East Hampton, N.Y., where students and professional artists and designers create postcard-sized artworks they exhibit together and sell anonymously for the same small price.

All proceeds will be split between FBCA and the participating Alameda schools so that everyone benefits. The show will be displayed at South Shore Center in a yet-to-be-determined space. Hours of operation are Friday 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, see www.frankbettecenter.org/secret-art-sale.html.