Imagine Supports Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Silent Auction at Imagine Supports Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, will host a silent auction to benefit CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) throughout October.

Items will be previewed Oct. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the village’s First Friday celebration. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Pond Creek Bogstompers.

“We will have a beautiful display of artwork, with two or three pieces from each medium we represent—everything from paintings and pottery to woodworking, glass and jewelry,” says gallery director Sarah Panzarella. In addition to the silent auction held at the gallery, items will be featured online at

CERF+ offers grants, loans and brokered assistance to craft artists suffering career-threatening emergencies. The organization helped to establish, and has been a key player in, the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response.

Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 315-685-6263 or go to