5 x 5 Event & Fundraiser Proceeds Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City and Johnson City Public Art

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5 x 5 Exhibit & Fundraiser proceeds delivered! Johnson City Public Art (JCPA) committee member Chasidy Hathorn (middle) and City of Johnson City staff member Cheyenne Kumbhare (left) presented a check to Robin Crumley (right), president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City. JCPA also received a portion of proceeds from the fundraiser.
Over 50 regional artists made this event possible. Each artist on the list above donated one or more unique artworks to the exhibit and fundraiser, and we want to thank them again for all their time and effort!


The 5 x 5 Exhibit & Fundraiser took place in August and was hugely successful. JCPA committee members Sarah Nobles, Chasidy Hathorn, and Elvis Kee headed up the planning committee for the event and pulled everything together within a couple of months. Artists generously donated over 120 artworks for the benefit, and nearly all of the artworks sold! Many lined up outside the Tipton Gallery well before doors opened to be one of the first to view and choose art pieces for purchase.


Artworks included various techniques and styles, with media ranging from watercolors and acrylic to mixed media and photography, among others. All art pieces were 5″ x 5″ and were sold for $25.


Over 100 pieces sold within the first hour! All art remained on the wall for exhibition for an hour and a half, and attendees mingled with one another while enjoying the art on display. There was something to appeal to everyone, and there was excitement in the air as the art pieces were selected.

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A large crowd gathered in Tipton Gallery to view and purchase the art on exhibit. There wasn’t much elbow room during the first hour!

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All proceeds from the event have been distributed to the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City and JCPA. JCPA plans to hold the 5 x 5 Exhibit & Fundraiser annually, so if you weren’t able to make it out this time, make sure to stop by next year!




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