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Paint Nestings bird boxes in support of County’s south shore

Add your artistic expression to a handmade, solid pine bird box in support of the South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI).

Nestings is the theme for the Art Extravaganza 2024 exhibition and fundraiser in support of SSJIs work to preserve the County’s south shore.

County creatives are invited to add their artistic expression to a solid pine bird box handmade by woodworker Dick Bird.

Artists’ Nestings bird boxes will be displayed at Exultet Estates (1112 Royal Rd, Milford) during the “Wine, Jazz & Art” fundraiser on Aug. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the PEC Jazz Festival.

All mediums, styles and subject matters are welcomed. Get creative and be inspired by South Shore photos on its social channels as well as on the website at ssji.ca.

“Wine, Jazz & Art” attendees will be encouraged to bid for artists’ bird boxes. (minimum bid $50). Artist will receive $20 for each sold bird box; the remainder will go to the non-profit SSJI.

A limited number of bird boxes are available by contacting Cheryl Anderson at cheryl.anderson@ssji.ca or 613-849-7743 to reserve bird box(es) and make delivery or pick-up arrangements.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 is the deadline for completed bird boxes to be delivered to Anderson – but early bird submissions are warmly welcomed.

Creating your bird box
Once your bird box is completed and signed on the back, please apply a few coats of protective marine grade varnish. If your bird box is for indoor display only, please indicate.

Promotional support
Please provide a title and description of your bird box and information about your online profiles and artist site to help facilitate silent auction and online sales.

All Nestings bird boxes will be featured on ssji.ca social media channels and website to support participating artists. Any bird boxes not sold Aug. 18 will be available for sale this fall on ssji.ca for $75/each and promoted on social media.

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