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Arts Alive chair auction to benefit Critter Care

Local artists have lent their talents to help out Langley
Local artists have lent their talents to help out Langley's critters in care by painting these chairs up for auction and available for viewing at Arts Alive on Saturday Aug. 16 in downtown Langley.
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Langley’s Critter Care is asking you to take a seat on an artist-painted Muskoka chair at this Saturday’s Arts Alive.

The wildly painted outdoor chairs are up for online auction with all the proceeds going to help care for B.C.’s injured and orphaned wildlife.

Some of the Fraser Valley’s best known artists have lent their talents to this wild and wooly cause.

There are 11 chairs with themes centered mostly around B.C. wildlife, but some have African animal themes.

There is a Haida Gwaii-inspired totem pole chair by White Rock artist Bob McMurray and a raccoon faced chair that is proving popular on the auction.

Artists Robert McMurray, Deborah Strong, Felicity Holmes, Freda Lombard, Debra Wright, Glenda Mantle, Mary-Lou Williams and Angela Zimmerling are among the painters who created and donated their time and talents to these chairs.

“These are such beautiful chairs. You really are going home with a piece of functional art knowing that you helped out our critters in need,” said Critter Care founder Gail Martin.

In fact, Critter Care is currently home to seven orphaned bear cubs. Feeding those bruins alone is expensive.

There are more than 700 critters in care and being rehabilitated to be re-released back to the wild.

Critter Care volunteer Sue Manley is running the auction and will be at the Arts Alive Festival with most of the chairs on display.

The auction ends on Aug. 17, the day after Arts Alive.

The chairs can be viewed and bid on at 32auctions.com/crittersinthegarden.

Click on ‘view our auction’ in the right hand corner to see all the chairs.

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