COLUMBIA — Local artists are donating their work to this weekend's sixth Fall into Art Showcase at the Parkade Center on Business Loop 70.

From paintings and photographs to jewelry and various clothing items, works by at least 30 artists will be up for bid Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds from the sales will be given to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

"We are raising funds for the food bank in our silent auction with donated artwork," event organizer Farah Nieuwenhuizen said. "It’s for such a good cause especially because Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up. Families and especially families with kids would love to enjoy a nice meal for the holidays."

Last year the showcase raised about $1,500, according to Nieuwenhuizen. Those who wish to donate directly to the Food Bank can do so at a booth near the silent auction.

The silent auction takes place throughout the weekend, ending Sunday afternoon when winning bidders can pick up their art.

The local Michael’s craft store will furnish door prizes and provide a variety of arts and crafts activities for children and adults. Other vendors include the Baha'i Faith and Wilson’s Garden Center. 

There will also be live music, along with food and beverages to purchase. The event will run on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information is available on their website. 

  • Digital Editor for Vox Magazine. Previously a reporter for Vox Magazine and the Columbia Missourian in 2015. Feel free to contact her via email at mcmn87@mail.missouri.edu or Twitter @Madelyne_Maag

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