Auction sizzled in April for CY art

By Emily Bishop

The second Saturday in April was a hot day in Cooper-Young. Temperatures reached over 80 degrees and everyone was out enjoying the weather. The Art for Art’s Sake Auction kicked off at 6pm, and just as the temperature cooled off outside, it heated up inside the Young Avenue Deli for another great fundraiser for the Cooper-Young Community Association. Ric Chetter, local radio personality and CY resident, opened the bidding on 21 items in the live auction. The silent auction tables simmered with action as bidders checked on their items throughout the evening. The tally for the event is $13,758, with $7,040 raised in the live auction. Expenses for the event were $526.74 for a net of $13,231.26 for the CYCA. These funds will be used to support the Trestle Art as well as other community enhancement projects in Cooper-Young. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Art for Art’s Sake Auction.

The vendors from the Cooper-Young Festival, local businesses, and local artists all contributed to the success of the event. Thanks again to Otherlands Coffee Bar for hosting the Artist’s Reception and Fork It Over Catering for providing the food for the reception. The Auction couldn’t happen without the support of Tiger Bryant and Phillip Stroud from the Young Avenue Deli in providing the space and the food for the event, and the staff of the Young Avenue Deli was phenomenal! Camy’s added a sweet touch to the event by providing dessert, Southwestern Distributing and Budweiser Memphis provided the beer, and Bluff City Sports Prints provided the t-shirts for our volunteers.

A special thanks to the following volunteers who put in an amazing number of hours preparing for and working at the auction.

Susannah Acuff • Andy Ashby • Sydney Ashby • Amanda Ball • Emily Bishop • April Boleware
Ben Boleware • Leslie Boone • John Browning • Ty Browning • Karen Capps • Nick Canterucci
Tristan Causey • Scott Cooper • Kathy Fisher • Joan Foley • Sarah Frierson • Edward Greene • Amanda Hill • Jonathan Hill Kristan Huntley • June Hurt • Sharron Johnson • Jill Kauker • Chris Kauker • John Kinsey • Scott Massey • Renee Massey • Tripp Mazurek • Chris McHaney
Patrick Miller • Chuch Parr • Bill Pritchard • Beth Pulliam • Steve Pulliam • Kevin Ritz
Carol Robison • Chaderlee Roy-Shellabarger • Lekha Samuel • Joe Samuel • Kate Schurch
Ted Schurch • Debbie Sowell • Buzz Shellabarger • Judi Shellabarger • Guillermo Umbria
Lizi Beard Ward • Tim Ward • Jason Word • Jennifer Word

Thanks to the artists who donated work for our live auction:

Judy Vandergrift • Allen Portner • Donna Blackard • Mollie Jay Riggs • Mary Long-Postal
Duane & Pamela Dunaway • Maria Parham • Kelly Gourds  • Alex Warble • Lisa Lumb
Rollin M. Kocsis • Jeanne Seagle • Carol Robinson • Kyl-el Comix • Karen Bottle Capps
Paul Clarke • John Browning • Lee Phenix

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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