Knoxville Artsclamation! celebrates 15 years of fine art to benefit Peninsula

Some of the artwork that will be featured during the 2016 sale. (Artsclamation)
Some of the artwork that will be featured during the 2016 sale. (Artsclamation)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Noted regional and local artists are coming to Knoxville to benefit behavioral health programs and services of Peninsula Hospital.

This year, the 15th annual Artsclamation! fine art sale will be held Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Lighthouse Knoxville, located at 6800 Baum Drive. Admission and parking is free, but there will be a ticketed preview party on Friday evening.

Proceeds from Artsclamation! 2016 will fund the construction of an outdoor courtyard area for male patients at Peninsula Hospital. (Artclamation)
Proceeds from Artsclamation! 2016 will fund the construction of an outdoor courtyard area for male patients at Peninsula Hospital. (Artsclamation)

“Hosting the sale at Lighthouse Knoxville provides a welcoming, gallery-like environment which appeals to both the casual shopper looking to get an early start on their holiday gifts, as well as the serious art collector,” says Misty Brown, event director. “Almost a third of the artists at the sale this year are brand new to Artsclamation! and we have a larger group of three-dimensional artists that ever before. Returning shoppers will definitely have the opportunity to purchase something new and different.”

Over the last 14 years, sponsors and guests of Artsclamation! have provided more than $700,000 to support Peninsula’s mission to help people recover from mental disorders and dependencies so they can lead healthy, positive, and productive lives. Funds generated through the 2016 art sale will help Peninsula construct an outside activity therapy area for acute patients at Peninsula Hospital.

For a list of participating artists visit Peninsula’s website.

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