Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction to benefit Old Clarkesville Cemetery

Join supporters of the Old Clarkesville Cemetery on May 15 for what promises to be a memorable evening to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of the historic landmark. 
Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. is hosting the Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery starting at 5 p.m., with several highlights built into the evening.
Harvest Habersham will provide a picnic supper including chicken, several sides and banana pudding for dessert. The ticket price also includes two beer and wine tickets. 
Also planned is a live auction to showcase local artwork created with the cemetery as inspiration through a variety of mediums. Several local artists will be staged in the cemetery working plein air during the event with other creative expressions completed in advance and on display. 
HCCP, Inc. is also pleased to announce Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens will be the presenting sponsor for this event. 
“Because of the generous support of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens through Brent Tolbert, we are thrilled to announce all proceeds from ticket sales and the art auction will go toward our ongoing restoration and preservation work,” said Clarkesville Mayor Barrie Aycock, who chairs HCCP, Inc. “We think the outdoor setting and having the artists present will make for a unique and exciting evening.”
The event’s title, Gloaming Picnic, is a nod to Jarvis Van Buren and his wife Eliza, who are buried in the cemetery. The couple built historic Gloaming Cottage, located near the cemetery.
Jarvis Van Buren was an architect/builder and horticulturist who migrated from New York to Habersham County in 1838. He is credited with designing and building several historic homes and buildings in the area.
The event will also feature a performance by the local musicians.
Ample parking is available at Grace-Calvary, located at the corner of Wilson and Green streets just around the corner from the cemetery.
Ticket prices are $100 per person, on sale in advance after April 8. 
To purchase tickets, click on the link below or find the event on Facebook.

2 Replies to “Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction to benefit Old Clarkesville Cemetery”

  1. I am al local artist.
    Is it possible to display? If so, cost? What is the usual turn out? 100, 500 or more? If you have plenty of art, that is fine. Please let me know for planning.
    Thank you.


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