Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) - The final stages of preparation for Crooked Creek Art League’s Labor Day Scavenger Hunt are almost complete. The hunt, a part of the club’s The Arts Sail Into Chapin project, will conclude with a winner being selected and prizes awarded Monday.
The Arts Sail Into Chapin was a way to showcase the club’s artists and do something exciting and fun for the community. Members of the Guild adorned thirteen beautiful sailboat sculptures made of metal with their thoughts and memories of Lake Murray. The sailboats’ sculptures were mounted on handcrafted wooden bases and displayed around the community.
You might ask, “What do sailboats have to do with a scavenger hunt?” The Art League didn’t circulate maps showing the location of all the sculptures. You have to “hunt” for each and they are spread out in the town and across the Chapin area. Once you’ve located them all, stop by the Crooked Creek Art League’s on Clark Street during the Chapin Labor Day Festival next Monday. There, fill out a form with each sculpture’s location. Those are put into a drawing and you could be randomly selected from all entries to win prizes!
Everyone who goes by the booth Monday can also vote for a People’s Choice Award. There will be posters there of each sculpture for those who didn’t get to see them all. The guild is having a sign made to put up with the winning sailboat honoring its artist as The People’s Choice. That artist will also be awarded a $100 prize.
While visiting the booth Monday, don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket to be eligible to win one of several of those great prizes. There’s even a generous gift basket valued at over $2,100 which was donated by Endless Vitality. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.
The Guild hopes folks still go on the hunt if they haven’t already. Once you’ve found all the sailboats, turn in your form at the Guild’s booth. Then you’ll automatically be entered for the drawings.
Each sailboat will eventually be auctioned after they’re displayed through September. They will be presented to the highest bidders with the majority of the money raised going to The Art Guild. You can enter a bid Monday at the Guild’s booth or you make your bid on-line by clicking this LINK. The auction will close at 4:00 p.m. on Labor Day.