What? Musical Visions: Live Music & Art Auction – Saugerties, NY
When? Saturday, May 4
Where? OPUS 40, Saugerties, NY opus40.org
Why? Benefit for Hungry for Music; transformed musical instruments by NY-area artists auctioned to raise money to purchase new musical instruments for HfM’s music instrument donation program.
How much? Donations accepted. Also, HfM will be accepting donations of usable musical instruments at the event.
Food? provided by several local restaurants, bakeries, and chefs.
OPUS 40 TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR HUNGRY FOR MUSIC
Event will feature auction of artworks created from old musical instruments, live music, and food
SAUGERTIES, NY — A fundraiser for Hungry for Music (HFM), a grassroots, not-for-profit organization that provides free musical instruments to underserved children, will take place on Saturday, May 4, at Opus 40 in Saugerties, from TBA pm. The event, “Musical Visions: Live Music Art Auction,” will feature an exhibition and auction of old musical instruments that have been turned into paintings, sculptures, and assemblages by more than 30 area artists; live music by TBA; and food provided by several local restaurants, bakeries, and chefs.
According to Jeff Campbell, director of Hungry for Music, the volunteer-driven organization’s mission is “to get instruments into the hands of kids who are eager to learn but can’t afford to buy their own.” To that end, the organization—which is based in the District of Columbia—collects donated instruments and has bestowed them upon thousands of underprivileged children all over the United States. The group’s programs are supported through memberships, benefit concerts and events, raffles, and the sale of Hungry for Music–produced CDs.
Although most of the donated instruments quickly find homes, some of them “have exhausted their usefulness,” Campbell says, and these are the instruments that have been given to artists to transform into remarkably striking works of art.
Admission to the Opus 30 event is by donation. Attendees are also welcome to bring old, but still functional musical instruments to donate. The artwork will be sold in a silent auction that will take place during the event.
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