The Wreath Art Auction is back in-person at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Friday, December 2nd.  Dozens of local artists and members of the Springside Greenhouse Group have donated their talent, time and materials to create one-of-a-kind, original holiday wreaths, centerpieces and more. The preview party and sale begins at 5pm and the live auction will take place after the Park Square Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm.

Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $10. Light food and beverages will be available.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of these original works of art will be donated to the South Congregational Church Food Pantry. The Wreath Art Auction has raised more than $30,000 over the years for the food pantry.

Photo Opportunity:  The wreaths will be delivered and installed at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 1 from 10am-2pm and previewed on the Cultural Pittsfield Facebook Page. 

The Wreath Art Auction is a part of the Festive Frolic, which includes a vast array of activities over the weekend featuring:  A Holiday First Fridays Artswalk; Elf Invasion Pub Crawl; Pictures with Santa; Free Kids’ Paint & Sip; “Splashmas with Santa”; free arts & craft opportunities and much more!  Click here for more on the Festive Frolic. 

The Holiday Happenings continue throughout December.  Click here for a full list.

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is located at 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield, the location of the City of Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development, which serves as the City’s first point of contact for artists, cultural organizations, event organizers and creative businesses in Pittsfield.  Call 413-499-9348 or go to for more information.

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