Raue Center hosts third annual 6X6 Project Reception

  • More than 190 unique pieces of art are available to bid on this year during the Raue Center for the Arts' third annual 6x6 Project to benefit its Mission Imagination and Sage Studio educational programs.

    More than 190 unique pieces of art are available to bid on this year during the Raue Center for the Arts' third annual 6x6 Project to benefit its Mission Imagination and Sage Studio educational programs. Courtesy of Raue Center for the Arts

 
 
Updated 6/14/2021 5:57 PM

Join Raue Center for the Arts as they host the third annual 6x6 Project Art Auction & Exhibition on Saturday, June 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake.

The public is invited to attend and many participating artists also will be present.

 

While the highlight of the event is the art, there also will be performances throughout the evening by some of the Sage Studio students. Masks are required while inside and sanitation stations are available at several locations.

"We are excited to open our doors at Raue Center and let people view the art in person again, after the 'all virtual' event last year. All bidding is done online. There will be a live/virtual broadcast for anyone who can't attend," said 6x6 Project co-chair Michelle Nowland. "The art submitted for the 6x6 Project just keeps getting better with more people getting involved and showing their love and appreciation for art."

Bidding for the artwork began June 7 and continues through the evening of the public reception on Saturday, June 26.

More than 190 unique pieces of art are available to bid on this year. To register to bid, or browse the art, go to www.auctria.events/6x6project2021.

Several mini installations of the art will be at various locations, prior to the reception, including Raue Center, Countryside Flowershop and Out of the Box in Crystal Lake and at Material Things Artisan Market in Woodstock.

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All proceeds of the 6x6 Project benefit Raue Center's educational programs, Mission Imagination and Sage Studio, which have been enriching the lives of over 20,000 children each year in the local community since 2001.

"Raue Center is ready to get the community back to enjoying the arts after a long hiatus because of the pandemic," says 6x6 Project Co-Chair, Ravelle Scherer, "As we are celebrating our 20th anniversary, our goal is to raise as much as we can to help sustain Raue's educational programs -- Mission Imagination and Sage Studio. Even if you don't want to bid on the art, general donations are also appreciated and welcome."

The third annual 6x6 Project is made possible through the generous support of sponsors Willow Springs Foundation, Miller-Verchota and Countryside Flowershop and Garden Center. For more information on the 6x6 Project and Raue Center's educational programs, visit rauecenter.org or email 6x6project at rauecenter.org.

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 20 years, they have provided quality programming -- striving to make it pertinent, available and affordable to all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theater named for its benefactor -- Lucile Raue -- Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation.

The 750-seat theater, located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, is a gathering place for our region's citizens and has become a true destination. For information, visit rauecenter.org, facebook.com/RaueCenter and twitter.com/RaueCenter.

Upcoming events

• Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m.: Larry Pascale Unplugged

• Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m.: Lucy's Comedy with Lance Richards and Tommy Schneeman

• Saturday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m.: 6x6 Project Art Auction & Reception