Fine art, vintage Powers' items for auction Thursday
From Staff Reports
Coweta Festivals Inc., the organization that has put on the Powers Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival for more than four decades, is holding an auction this week of fine art and vintage items from 41 years of the festival.
The charity auction will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. The auction will be held at the Depot History Center, the old train depot on East Broad Street in downtown Newnan.
A preview of the items will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the depot building at 60 East Broad St.
The live auction Thursday, with auctioneer Doug Bennett of Bennett’s Auction and Antique Services, Tyrone, Ga., will be 6-11 p.m.
Anyone wanting more information may contact Leigh Massengill at the Coweta County Extension Service at 770-254-2620.
Member organizations that make up Coweta Festivals Inc. include the 4-H Boys and Girls of Coweta County, Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Newnan-Coweta Jaycees, the Pilot Club of Newnan and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Over the years these organizations have pumped money from proceeds from the festival back into the community through local charitable programs.
Coweta Festivals Inc. made “purchase awards” from the juried festival over the years including a variety of fine arts and crafts.
A sampling of the items to be auctioned:
• Oil paintings.
• Original Tom Powers and Harriet Alexander paintings. Powers founded the festival, and Mrs. Alexander was festival director for many years.
• Stained glass.
• Cabbage Patch cloth face doll, autographed.
• Hand-crafted items.
Antiques and vintage items:
• Antique NCR cash register model 349; from Joe Stephens’ store.
• Scales, floor and countertop.
• Vintage items such as farm tools, kitchenware, oil lamps, Mason jars, baskets and more.
To view some of the items go to http://www.bennettsantiques.com/ and click on the link below the auction notice.