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Art Auction Feb. 20

posted Jan 31, 2014, 3:15 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club announces its 4th Annual Rotary Art Auction, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive.  This family-friendly event will begin with an auction preview, appetizers and soft drinks served from 4-6 p.m.  The auction will run from 6-8 p.m.

This year’s art auction will exclusively feature artwork by STMA students and professional artists from the local area. Proceeds will be used to enhance the arts in the local community through scholarships, ISD #885 arts programs and STMA Rotary projects.

“Our local art auction has become such a fun, family-friendly tradition,” said Rotarian Linda Borchardt, auction coordinator.  “It’s a fantastic opportunity to buy affordable quality original artwork and to show your support for the local arts community, our schools and Rotary. We hope to see you there.”

            The auction will include approximately 75 pieces of matted unframed original artwork, including paintings, drawings and photography.  A small number of pottery and jewelry pieces also will be up for bid.  STMA student art is being submitted from St. Michael Catholic School, both middle schools and the high school.  Professional artwork includes the works of local artists Karen Berning, Keaton Van't Hull and Chris Lommel, photographer.  The Rotary Club is seeking additional art contributions. To contribute, contact Linda Borchardt at 763-391-1789.

            Admission is free.  Kid-friendly appetizers and soft drinks will be provided by River Inn, Dehmer’s Catering and Coborn’s.  For more information, visit


About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the new St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit or e-mail