“CHAIR-ity” Auction

The “CHAIR-ity” Auction is ACOTTI’s fun-filled and surprising annual fundraiser that inspires creativity and promotes the work of participating artists.  The opportunity to participate is open to all regardless of the art form you practice.

Participants are challenged to take a utilitarian object: a chair, and transform it into an art object! The art objects are auctioned off at a live auction. Auction winnings are shared 50/50 between the artist and ACOTTI. It’s a win/win for all!

May 2017 was the 1st year for this fun event, with 21 participating artists, 12 sponsoring businesses, live, music, delicious snacks, and more than $2600.00 was raised !

Stay tuned for information about participating, sponsoring, or helping with the event in 2018!

“CHAIR-ity” installed at Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, SLC, May 2017. Photo courtesy of Bill Milward
ACOTTI hosts the Brockville Chamber of Commerce’s Business after 5 event only hours before the “CHAIR-ity” Live Auction, May 18, 2017 Photo courtesy of Andy Wheeler for snapd 1000 islands
“CHAIR-ity” art objects ready for auction. Photo courtesy of Bill Milward
Live music by trio “Spare Change”, featuring Doug Gravelle, Terry Hoffman, and Tim Hallman. Photo courtesy of Andy Wheeler for snapd 1000 islands.


Promotional materials for “CHAIR-ity” 2017. Designed by Laurie Sponagle