‘For the Birds’ benefit auction tonight | TheUnion.com

‘For the Birds’ benefit auction tonight

Fifty-two birdhouses – decorated by artists with developmental disabilities and local celebrities and that have been on display at Neighborhood Center of the Arts for the past month – will hopefully find homes tonight. At a wine tasting event at Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St., Nevada City, from 6 to 8 p.m., the silent auction bidding will close and a live auction of select birdhouses will take place.

Tanya Scarlett, Daniel Brooks with Larry Lansburg and NCA’s own Kim Pearson will provide live entertainment.

According to NCA’s director Glen Baird, last year’s event was a great success for this 22-year-old nonprofit, which enriches the lives of more than 60 artists with developmental disabilities.

“We are thrilled that once again the local community has volunteered their time and creative juices to benefit NCA,” said its director, Glen Baird.

In addition to decorated wooden birdhouses, several special clay pieces have been created, as well as those constructed from fiber, gourds and mixed media. Some of the birdhouse creators are Howard Levine, Utah Phillips, Francesca Alexander and John Mowen, Daniel Brooks and Yvonne Dockter.

Tickets for the event are $25 and are available in Grass Valley at NCA (at the rear of 200 Litton Drive) and The Book Seller, in Nevada City at Nevada City Winery, or by calling 272-7287.

Through the month of December, the work of NCA’s own artists will also be showcased at Java John’s and Café Mekka in Nevada City. The organization’s next exhibition, the annual Holiday Show and weekend sale, opens on Dec. 7 with an evening reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

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