Stone Soup Gallery Art and Wine Auction to Benefit May Sands Montessori

On Sunday, April 29 from 2:00pm to 5:00pmStone Soup Gallery will host their annual Art and Wine Auction at802 White Street to benefit May Sands Montessori. The fundraiser will feature over one hundred works of one-of-a-kind art created by students grade K-8, a delicious selection of wines provided by 22&Co., and savory hors d’oeuvres by chef, health coach, and Montessori parent Layla Barr.

Tickets for the auction can be purchased at the door for $20 and include food and wine as well as access to the bidding and a discount on framing—$40 dollars for each piece purchased, with half the proceeds to go to the school in addition to the auction & ticket proceeds.

“Fundraising is vital for our school because the funding we receive as a public school does not cover all of the costs associated with operating an authentic Montessori program,” says Barras. “It is through the generous support of our community’s donors that we can provide Montessori education for free.

Gallery owner & Montessori parent Melissa Trader sees the auction not only as an opportunity to raise needed funds for the public charter school but as a means of empowering students with their creativity.

“It gets them excited to know that their work will be hung in the gallery and up for sale,” she says.  “They’ve got a lot of talent, and this provides them with a forum for expressing it while also giving them a sense of pride that they’re contributing to the betterment of their school.”

Artwork will be available for bid in a silent auction, with bids closing at 4:30. For more information, call Melissa Trader at Stone Soup Gallery at (305) 296-2080.