11th Annual Garden Art Silent Auction

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 04, 2011 - Visit Sherway Gardens' 11th Annual Garden Art Silent Auction for a chance to bid on an original piece of art! Local Canadian artists have transformed 30 folding White Pine Muskoka chairs and four children's chairs into works of art in support of the Neilson Park Creative Centre. The chairs will be displayed during regular mall house from Saturday, June 4 to Sunday, June 19. For more information, call 416-621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.

    In addition to the chairs designed by local artists, renowned designer Glen Peloso has returned for a second year to create a chair for this year's Garden Art Silent Auction. Glen is the Principal Designer of Glen Peloso Interiors, Inc., and has been designing spaces for commercial, corporate, and residential clients for fifteen years. Glen is known from hosting such television design shows as Restaurant Makeover and Take This House & Sell It. Glen is a designer who is committed to creating spaces that are not only functional but adapt to your way of living. By combining client's needs with current trends, classic pieces, and green initiatives, Glen creates environments for clients that are true expressions of who they are, and living spaces that reflect their lifestyles!

    WHEN: Chairs are available for silent bidding during regular mall hours from Saturday, June 4 until Sunday, June 19

    WHERE: Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) in Sherway Square

    AUCTION ITEMS: White pine Muskoka chairs painted and decorated by local artists to be auctioned off by silent auction. (30 adult folding chairs that are easy to store and transport and four kids chairs)

    GUEST ARTISTS: Glen Peloso, Glen Peloso Interiors - Muskoka Boat Races

    LOCAL ARTISTS: Local artists include designers, painters, printmakers, quilters, handweavers, calligraphers, sculptors and cartoonists, instructors, artists running their own full-time studios, and representatives of many arts organizations.

    BIDDING: Silent bidding only. There will also be a "BUY IT NOW" feature - allowing customers to take the item off the bidding sheet by paying an asking price. ALL items will remain on display until Sunday, June 19. All successful bidders will be notified by phone on Monday, June 20. (The Bid Book is located at the entrance to the display at the south end of Sherway Square).

    Adult Chairs: Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $25) - BUY IT NOW OPTION $500
    Kids' Chairs: Bidding starts at $100 (increments of $25) BUY IT NOW OPTION $350

    CHARITY: ALL proceeds to Neilson Park Creative Centre

    INFORMATION: Call 416 621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca

    About Neilson Park Creative Centre:
    Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) is a great example of a partnership between the community and the City. As a non-profit corporation, NPCC generates approximately 80% of it's own operating revenue through membership fees, programming and fundraising. NPCC believes that this high profile fundraising project in conjunction with Cadillac Fairview helps provide much needed promotional support and fundraising that is essential to maintaining and developing growth for NPCC as a vibrant visual arts centre.

    Neilson Park Creative Centre is a creative arts facility built in Etobicoke in 1992 and operated in co-operation with the City of Toronto by a non-profit corporation. It is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors that includes representatives from the six Resident Groups and the community. The Centre is home to the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild, the Etobicoke Quilters Guild, Heritage Rugcrafters of Etobicoke, Humber Valley Art Club, The Etobicoke Art Group and the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto. The fully accessible facility provides a community focus for creative visual arts in west Toronto. Art programs for adults and children are offered throughout the year in the four studios, and the public are invited to visit the 2 public galleries. Information on the Centre's activities and hours of operation is available at
    416-622-5294 or www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com

    About Sherway Gardens:
    Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.

    For additional information, and interview requests, please contact:
    Peter Ashworth / Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates; 416-603-6005
    peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Elena Price; Senior Marketing Director; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7020
    pricee ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

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