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TOL PR 2016-10-25 5x7 Artworks Show Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 2nd Annual “$50 Friends 5x7 Artworks!” Fundraiser Opens on Thursday, November 10, 2016 Sponsored by Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, the art show and sale features original works donated by local artists. Leesburg, VA (October 25, 2016) – The second annual “$50 Friends 5x7ArtWorks!” show will open on Thursday, November 10, 2016, with a “sneak peek” Patrons’ Event of the artworks. The show will end on Saturday, November 12, 2016, with the sale of all artworks . A large selection of art in 5-inch by 7-inch format have been donated by area artists and will be exhibited anonymously. Artworks represent a variety of media and subject matter. Every piece will be priced at $50. The Patrons’ Event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate office in downtown Leesburg (25 South King Street). During the preview, patrons are invited to enjoy light refreshments and music by Catoctin School of Music celloists Alison Lily and Brianna Cantrall. A small selection of artworks will be raffled off during the show preview, but no works from the main show will be available for purchase until the sale on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Patrons’ Event is open to everyone, with a suggested donation of $5.00. The artworks will go on sale on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., also at the Coldwell Banker office. All works will be sold on a first-come, first-buy basis. Admission to Saturday art sale is free. Enjoy music by Catoctin School of Music students Mayleen and Waylee Hyett performing on the keyboard and guitar. Proceeds from $50 Friends 5x7 Artworks! will benefit public arts initiatives in the Town of Leesburg. Funds from last year’s event supported the bike mural in the Town garage and the Sculpture Garden in Raflo Park. Funds from this year’s event will be used for possible expansion of the Sculpture Garden, the new LOVE Sculpture near the W&OD Trail, a mural on the King Street bridge across Town Branch, and additional public art installations at Town Hall. About Friends of Leesburg Public Arts: Now in its fifth year, the 501(c)3 nonprofit, all-volunteer organization hosts the annual Leesburg Fine Arts Festival in downtown Leesburg each fall and supports the Leesburg Commission on Public Art in the development of public arts initiatives. # # #