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Friends of Fayette County Public Library holding art and literature fundraiser

When you read a book, it’s common to use your imagination to bring the pages to life—now, however, the Friends of Fayette County Public Library have found a creative alternative.
The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library (FFCPL) will hold its first annual Art and Lit Community Event benefitting the Fayette County Public Library. More than fifty art pieces from local artists will be available for viewing and purchase as part of a silent auction.
What makes this event unique is that each piece of art has been paired with a book that serves as an inspiration for the work, and both book and art piece will be available for purchase, according to Michele Simpson, FFCPL Art and Lit Coordinator.
“Art pieces on display will include oil paintings, watercolor, mixed media, digital media pieces, sculpture, woodworking, jewelry, and more. We have pieces with books that all ages – children, teens, and adults – will enjoy,” Simpson stated.
Art can be viewed online now at www.ffcpl.org/art-and-literature-entries-for-2021 and then viewed and bid on from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13 in the Meeting Room at the Fayette County Public Library.
Winners of each auction will be contacted at 3 p.m., and the winners should pick up art by 5 p.m. that day.
“All purchases directly support the Fayette County Public Library and are tax-deductible.
Come see what this amazing variety of artists has to show and take home your own piece of literature-inspired art,” Simpson stated.
Friends of the Fayette County Public Library (FFCPL) is a 501c3 non-profit
organization with the mission of “supporting the Fayette County Public Library,” according to documents provided by Beatrice Scalf, president of Friends of the Fayette County Library.
“We count on the Friends for every program that we offer Fayette County citizens,” Michelle Bennett-Copeland, Fayette County Public Library Director, stated. “They support our library, and we count on the support of their patrons because they know how the money is used.”
Questions and interests can be sent to Michele Simpson at friends@ffcpl.org. For more information, visit www.ffcpl.org.

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune