KVMR, the Nevada Theatre, and NCArts will present the Animal House Revist-TIN celebration – a fundraiser, party, auction and competition from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.
KVMR and NCArts have teamed up to showcase shelters for creatures utilizing recycled tin from the old Bridge Street building where KVMR now stands, made by local artists. The shelters will be on display at local businesses throughout the month and will be available at the March 26 event, which will include both a silent and live auction of the pieces. The shelters include housing for dogs, cats, birds, turtles, owls, chickens and a worm box.
In 2013, KVMR and the Nevada Theatre joined forces to build a new home for the station, build a backstage for the theater and make much needed repairs to the 150-year old theater. Behind the theater were three tin sheds, and some of that tin was re-purposed in the new building. Now, the remaining tin is being re-purposed to build these one-of-a-kind animal shelters by local artists.
This collaborative endeavor showcases the unique pioneering spirit of Nevada County by combining the creative, ecological, cooperative, aesthetic and often humorous qualities that continue to sustain a vibrant and eclectic community.
Entertainment will showcase poetry by Molly Fisk and music by the band Possum. It will be emceed by KVMR Board Member and Broadcaster Phil Northcutt. Melinda Booth will run the auction. Food will be available for purchase from Horn of the Bull Taqueria and Cheri’s Ice Cream, and the event will have a no-host bar.
Proceeds will benefit The Bridge Street Project (the KVMR/Nevada Theater building), NCArts and the artists. For more information, contact KVMR by calling 530-265-9073.