ROCKPORT — The Teen Center’s fifth annual Sitting in Style Artist Chair Auction will be held Friday, May 6, at the Rockport Opera House. The auction will offer an array of one-of-a-kind repurposed chairs designed, painted and donated by local artists. The event also will include a silent auction of items donated by area businesses, including health clubs, restaurants and others.
Proceeds from the Teen Center’s auction will help keep programs and membership free to youth in grades five through 12. From art and music to homework help and community service, as well as the Starfire Skate Park, the Teen Center offers area youth opportunities for affirming and constructive activity in an atmosphere of mutual respect, responsibility and belonging. Serving a membership exceeding 500, with an average of 100 daily visitors, the Teen Center fills the community’s need for a safe, supervised place for youth during after-school hours.
Tickets to the auction may be purchased for $25 each in advance at the Teen Center or at the door on the day of the event. For information, call Marcia Roberts, YMCA development and marketing director, at 236-3375.