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The Big Art Treasure Hunt


The Big Art Treasure Hunt

Fine art painter Lauri Luck is going to do it again: Announcing the second Big Art Treasure Hunt featuring 50 original pieces of art work to be hidden at various locations around Sebastopol and Sonoma County for anyone to find and keep.

“2014 marked my 60th Birthday, and to celebrate I created The Big Birthday Art Treasure Hunt titled ‘60 at 60.’ The Big Birthday Art Treasure Hunt was so popular it seemed only reasonable to follow that fabulous event with another Treasure Hunt – this time highlighting West County arts by including original paintings, drawings, etchings, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry from 28  local artists,” said Lauri.

Wanting to share with others the sense of discovery and magic that she found through art her entire life (starting from illustrations in children’s books) and also wanting to give back through art, Lauri came up with the idea of giving away art through a treasure hunt.

“It’s a way to give of myself through my art back to the community that supports me as an artist – in hopes that this will inspire my community – friends and neighbors – to look for all the treasures that exist all around them and perhaps find a little piece of art in their own back yard.”

This time around, she invited other artists to contribute pieces to the treasure hunt. The 50 small artworks were created especially for this by Lauri and other local artists, such as Marylu Downing, Asa Pritchet and Jeremy Joan Hewes. Each piece in the hunt is packaged in a clear cello bag for easy viewing and includes art/artist documentation plus an invitation to Lauri’s Big Art Treasure Hunt Party & Show.

The Big Art Birthday Party & Show will be held Sunday, April 10, 2016, 12 to 4, at the Lauri Luck’s Pie Eyed Open Studio, 2371 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol (behind the Giant Yellow Duck). All art finders are invited to bring their found treasures and stories to display and share. They are also encouraged to share their stories on the “Pie Eyed Studio” Facebook page