The town of Ruston is about to get into the full summertime swing with the return of the popular “21 Adirondacks, 21 Artists” event at Ruston Town Hall. This annual favorite is not only a great way to celebrate the sun and warmth outdoors, but is also a fundraiser to help keep the Ruston/Pt. Defiance community beautiful with gardens and art.
This year’s theme is “Summer, Wine & Chairs.” Beginning July 22, the public is invited to come by and see the chairs on display at the town hall (5117 N. Winifred St.), each one a unique work of art painted by a South Sound artist. For the first time this year, three teen artists have been invited to paint, along with eight returning artists and 10 new ones from Ruston, Tacoma, Bonney Lake, Vashon Island, Covington, Fox Island and Seattle.
On July 28 the chairs will be up for silent auction at Old Ruston School, 5219 N. Shirley St. Previews begin at 6:30 p.m. and the auction is at 7 p.m. Wine and light appetizers will be served. Money raised through the auction will allow Ruston Arts and Parks to continue its mission of beautifying Ruston. Last year the funds were used to create a tile mural with students from School of the Arts for the corner of North 51st and Pearl streets.