During a weak economic environment, purchasing a piece of fine art is perhaps not high on most folks’ priority list. While that is understandable, it should also be acknowledged that this is, in fact, a great time to purchase, own and enjoy a beautiful artistic creation at a fraction of the cost one would usually have to pay. That is especially the case this month as the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery presents a silent-auction fundraiser to benefit the Burbank Fine Arts Federation.
“This is an opportunity for people to own a piece of original art at a very reasonable price,” said one of the center’s founders, Claude Hulce. ‘There are things here that sell for well over $1,000 that people will be able to get for a couple hundred dollars.”
Offering an eclectic mix of more than 100 oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photos and various two and three-dimensional creations donated by artists whose work has been showcased at the gallery, the fundraiser kicked off this past Friday evening with an opening-night reception.