The West Virginia Youth Symphony will give the public the first glimpse of its violin auction during today's ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Uncork and Create Gallery on the corner of Quarrier and Dunbar streets.
Eleven donated violins were painted by local artists to benefit the Youth Symphony. The violins will be available through an online auction beginning at 5 p.m. today and ending at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 15, prior to the group's winter concert at the Scottish Rite Temple.
Artists who painted violins include John Auge, Kathy Boland, Helen Chilton, Kathi Whelan Dery, Traci Higginbotham, Roger Lucas, Susan Poffenbarger, Emily Roles, Jennifer and George Snyder, Better Bland Volkers, Betty Warner and Barbara Marsh Wilson.
To bid on an instrument, visit www.biddingforgood.com/WVYS. For more information, please contact Marjorie Cooke at 304-561-3542 or 304-543-9657.