Helen Arts & Heritage Center

Serving the Arts & Artists - Preserving Our Heritage


We are excited to bring you our 1st Annual CHAIR-ity Silent Auction! CHAIR-ity is a nationwide idea involving artists who donate their talents to turn seating objects into unique works of art which are sold to benefit others. Local artists and crafters will be turning chairs, stools, benches and other kinds of seating into pieces of art. The items will then be on display at HAHC, as well as various businesses around Helen. An Online Silent Auction will be held for each item from May 26 to June 6. Visitors to our website will also be able to vote on their favorite during this same time period. Prizes will be awarded to the top three artists. On Thursday, June 7th, at 5:30 pm, everyone is invited to join us for a reception at HAHC as we reveal the winners of the auction and most popular items.

Artist Registeration 

CHAIR-ity Artist & Crafters Guidelines

  • Open to local area artists and crafters age 14 & older
  • Select any type of seating item in any condition. Participants may submit more than one item
  • Use any method of design: paint, stencil, decoupage, mosaic tiles, fabric, etc. (see links below for ideas). Item does not need to function as seating when complete.
  • All artwork must be original
  • All seating items need to be brought to HAHC by Tuesday, May 22
  • Participants agree to donate finished items to HAHC.
  • All items submitted become the property of HAHC. If item does not sell at this event, HAHC reserves the right to sell or auction that item at a future event.


Links for CHAIR-ity decorating ideas: