April 13th Skateboard Charity Art Auction at Keweenaw Brewing Company

Houghton Skatepark art auction
2016 Art Auction at Keweenaw Brewing Company.

April 4, 2017 Contact: Alex Aho or Laura Smyth
houghtonmiskatepark@gmail.com or laura@k-c-f.org

Houghton, Michigan—The Houghton, MI Skatepark Group is holding a charity art auction at the Keweenaw Brewing Company in Houghton on Thursday, April 13 from 7-9 PM. The event will feature work from 50+ local artists including high school students and professionasls. Quincy Woodwrights, a Houghton-based skateboard deck manufacturer, donated boards to the artists as canvases for one-of-a-kind art pieces to be auctioned. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the construction of the Houghton, MI Skatepark. The pieces will be sold in a silent auction, and a live auction on select items will also take place starting at 8 PM. Live music will be provided by Bob Hiltunen. There will be no cover charge and all ages are welcome.

This is the second year the group has held this unique event. Last year they raised nearly $10,000 and hope to increase that this year. They are closing in on the target fundraising amount for this first-phase of the project. Reaching that goal will mean the Houghton Skatepark can be built and in use this summer.

Second–and potentially third–phase additions will be smaller and cost less. The group is formed of volunteers working in coordination with the city, local businesses, and organizations in the interest of providing a professionally-built, free-to-use, and universally appreciated asset to the community for decades to come.

For more information on the Houghton, MI Skatepark project, please contact houghtonmiskatepark@gmail.com or visit its website at www.houghtonmiskatepark.org.

Through philanthropic services, strategic investments and community leadership, Keweenaw Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about, now and for generations to come. For more information on Keweenaw Community Foundation and how to give, visit its website at www.keweenawgives.org.

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