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We'd love to meet you! Every Fri. & Sat. 12 – 5 p.m., all our studios are open to the public. Some, like the glass studio are open every day. Others, extra hours are by chance or appointment. But any which way you decide to visit, you won't be disappointed. From fine art cards to grand works of art, it’s all here in our studios! Art that speaks to your heart: oil, acrylic & watercolour painting, glass blowing, portraiture, stone sculpture, bronze sculpture, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, quilting, graphic design, illustration, photography, body casting, & couturier.www.williamsmill.com
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Habitat benefit auction is a huge success!!!
Tis' the season for giving and that is exactly what happened during our recent benefit auction. Over 70 works of art and home service certificates were auctioned to the highest bidders on Saturday November 8th.
The Williams Mill was transformed into a bustling complex of treasure seekers. Adrenaline was high as the dozens of bidders jostled for the best positions to get their last minute bids on paper during the silent auctions. Auction winners only had a few moments to congratulate themselves as more conquests were waiting at the next station.
Once the silent auctions were completed everyone headed into the Glass Studio to participate in the live auction hosted by our wonderful auctioneer, Joe Pettipas.
The mood was celebratory and bidders once again postitioned themselves for the best vantage point. Introductions and thank yous were announced while the crowd waited for the first item to be presented. Bidding was generous and often, just as our auctioneer had requested.
There were many new visitors to the Mill and as always our dear friends who support us in so many ways. We want to thank all of you for supporting the arts and Habitat for Humanity Halton.
We are proud to announce that over $6000.00 was raised to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
To the Artists of the Williams Mill for your donations of art, time, and expertise.
To all the businesses who donated home service certificates.
To Habitat for Humanity Halton for partnering with the Williams Mill.
To the Brock family for hosting the event.
To all the wonderful groups and businesses who donated food and beverages to our event.
To all the volunteers including the spouses and friends of artists and the wonderful Habitat volunteers who came to us for far afield.
To all our supporters both local and from a distance.