HIGHLAND PARK – The Art Center is offering an opportunity to get a first look at a rare collection before it is open to the public on Saturday July 25. The 27th Annual GOGH GREEN RECYCLED (Pre-Owned) ART SALE is on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. The opening night benefit and auction will take place at The Art Center 1957 Sheridan Road.
Gabrielle Rousso has been the Executive Director of The Art Center – Highland Park for eight and a half years, “We feel that this year we have amazing artwork and furnishings that we’ve never had before,” she said.
The event will feature a generous donation from a private Chicago art collector who has traveled the world searching for unique pieces. The donation includes art once on display in a West Loop building on Jefferson known for its rooftop garden filled with outdoor art and sculptures.
Rousso described the wall-to-wall art, “It’s an eclectic collection from classic oils to vintage posters; African art from Turkey, Cuba and South America.”
Bernadette Elenteny Joyce, marketing director added, “There will also be hand carved doors, screens, and buffets from all over the globe.”
The sale features thousands of paintings, prints, glass, sculpture, oriental rugs and many vintage pieces, garden art, as well as, jewelry, decorative objects and home décor. Everything will go on sale for half price the final week, starting on August 7.
Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door for the opening night festivities. The ticket price to “First Peek, First Dibs,” includes wine, beer, light bites and desserts.
GOGH GREEN is open to the public from Saturday July 25 through Friday August 14. Hours are from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To order tickets call 847/432-1888.