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Auction and art planned for Edmond Fine Arts Institute fundraiser

EDMOND — The Edmond Fine Arts Institute's Spring Sampler Evening of Art, an annual fundraising event, is set for 7 to 10:30 p.m. April 22 at Oak Tree Country Club.

The auction will include a Jasmine Basket by Dale Chihuly, original art by Stephen Grimes, a Viking River Cruise, a private performance by Kyle Dillingham, Lady Gaga tickets, a glassblowing party at Blue Sage Studios, a hot-air balloon ride, a week's stay at Hilton Head Island, a night at the Shadid Museum, original jewelry, special dinners and fresh flowers every month for a year.

“We are adding new and fun elements to this year's event,” chairman Kim Wallace said. “We are excited to have many new auction items plus a 'Best of Live' raffle where the winner selects their favorite item from the live auction table before the bidding begins.”

The evening includes a food buffet, wine tasting and live music by Huckleberry Lullaby.

Tickets are $100 per person and “Best of Live” raffle tickets are $100 each. For tickets, go to

“Excitement is high for this annual fundraising event," Wallace said. “All tickets are on a first come, first served basis and go quickly.”

Profits go toward operational expenses for the Edmond Fine Arts Institute.

The nonprofit arts organization offers educational enrichment for adults and children in the visual and performing arts.

Classes and camps are taught year-round at 27 East Edwards. Additional community programs provide art in elementary schools and art therapy opportunities.

For class information, go to or call 340-4481.

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›