Habitat art auction to feature local artist

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Lady’s Island artist Billy Wilkie has been selected as the featured artist for the Third UpCycled Art Auction to benefit Lowcountry Habitat For Humanity.   

Wilkie is known for his whimsical birds and Lowcountry scenes in acrylics and watercolors which can be seen locally at the Red Piano Too Gallery on St. Helena Island.  

The UpCycled Art Auction has been a successful event for Lowcountry Habitat For Humanity starting in 2014 when the proceeds helped fund the 10th Anniversary ReStore house, which was built on Ivy Lane in the Mossy Oaks neighborhood. The ReStore is a consistent source of funds for building affordable houses for families in northern Beaufort County. The ReStore accepts and sells recycled donations of home furnishings, furniture, books, appliances, and various building supplies from the retail space at 612 Parris Island Gateway. 

As part of the UpCycled Art Auction, artists may select an item from the ReStore to re-purpose, embellish, or re-imagine for the auction at the event from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.  Historic Penn Center will host this event, which will include live and silent auctions of art, musical entertainment, a Lowcountry boil with all the fixings provided by Boondocks Restaurant and appearances by many local artists. Ticket sales will begin online in early February and will be limited. Artists and guests wishing more information can contact the LowCountry Habitat For Humanity office at 843-522-3500.

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