Images from the 2015 Art Auction at the Cowlitz Expo Center in Longview, Washington.

The Art Auction is an annual fundraiser event that supports Family House Academy’s holistic style of learning. It pays for staffing, community service, and other opportunities for our students throughout the year. 2016 will be the 6th year of this fundraiser, and some of our community partners include JH Kelly, Happy Kids, Pacific Tech Construction, and many more. Their donations range from $25 – $5000.00. The night is semi-formal with appetizers, wine (donated from Bethany Vineyards), and beer (donated from Ashtown Brewery). Each family is responsible for donating one item or basket to auction off in the silent auction. There is always a large selection of items to choose from. There is also a live auction which in the past has included fishing trips, beach weekend getaways, and students framed and framed and matted student artwork. In addition, all other art pieces and students photos are for sale in a small market in the venue. To end the evening, we do a dessert dash at each table. Last year we did “Raise the Paddle” for a new greenhouse, and we were able to raise $7000.00.

“Great things are done by a series of small things that are brought together”- Vincent Van Gogh