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April 23, 2013

CARY, N.C. (APRIL 21, 2013) – The Cary Creative Center (“C3”), which promotes the reuse of discarded materials to make art, will hold a Silent Art Auction from 2 – 4 p.m. on May 5, at the Page Walker Arts & History Center in Cary.

In 2012, C3 kept over 30 tons of materials from local landfills. As a way to help keep its community programs running, the center will auction off approximately 50 original works by local artists. Pieces will include watercolor, ceramic, mixed media, woodblock print and local reuse art. Attendees can also participate in a raffle for various prize baskets, refreshments and entertainment.

C3 hopes the event will bring the local Triangle Community together to support the C3 motto “Make Art, Not Waste.” Betsy Dassau, president of C3, said the auction will be a great way for the organization to give back to the Triangle.

“We thought an art auction would be a great way to get some of the donated artwork that has come to us back out into the community,” Dassau said. “Then we solicited even more pieces of art from local supporters to make it a big success!”

Anyone interested in attending the event can make reservations by going to C3’s website ( The price, which covers admission and a raffle ticket, is $5 per person and $9 per couple. Attendees can also make reservations, purchase raffle tickets or preview the prizes at the C3 store, located at 155 Wilkinson Ave. Cary, NC 27513.

“I am looking forward to seeing the folks who come out, meeting our supporters, and getting into the excitement of the bidding process at the silent auction,” Dassau said. “And the fun when we draw the winners of the gift baskets.”

Additional relevant information includes:

  • Page Walker Arts & History Center address: 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513

About C3:

Cary Creative Center is a non-profit organization that provides artistic materials and educational programs to promote reuse of discarded materials. Modeled after several successful creative reuse/scrap material programs, the center plans to make a difference in the Triangle region’s waste-reduction efforts.



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