ON THE TOWN: Trashy Treasures Art Garage Sale nears

By Virginia Johnson, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 5:04 PM EST

For more than a decade, the Dunedin Fine Art Center has been host to the Trashy Treasures Art Garage Sale, one of its three annual fundraisers that help allow the center to offer free admission to its exhibitions, subsidized art classes and even scholarships.

"Somebody's trash is somebody else's treasure," said Ken Hannon, Vice President of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.

For more than a decade, the center has held this sale, collecting art and art-related supplies.

There are books on Cezanne and Book-making supplies.

You can find nail art appliques and sail boat models.

"I keep thinking each one's gonna be the last one. There couldn't possibly be any more stuff that people could donate to us to share with other folks," said Hannon.

"Every year it just grows monumentally."

The center starts officially collecting the donations on Wednesday, and its massive supply closet is holding more than Christmas trees and café to-go boxes.

"I keep thinking each one's gonna be the last one. There couldn't possibly be any more stuff that people could donate to us to share with other folks. Every year it just grows monumentally." - Ken Hannon, Dunedin Fine Arts Center

"The wonderful thing about this," Hannon says, picking up an abstract work in metallic tones, "You may love the work or you may love the frame. Either way you are going to get a good deal."

The center plans to fill three portable pods with art and art supplies donated by the public. The center will accept donations through Feb. 10.

The VIP pre-sale and silent auction is Feb. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. It's $10 to enter the Preview Party.

The sale opens to the public on Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.