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Fourth Chairful Where You Sit raises about $4,000

Arlington Public Arts logo36 of 76 chairs sold | See shots of 15 seats, 1 desk

UPDATED, July 24: Chairful Where You Sit, a temporary art installation and fund-raiser, in its fourth year for Arlington Public Art, had its opening reception Friday, July 10, and 36 of 76 chairs were sold. 

Chairs fashioned by Amy Hoff, Amy Goldstein and Dave Ardito, at left, respectively, were declared winners. As of July 24, the effort had raised about $4,000.

Organizers had hoped to sell the rest before a closing reception and Peoples' Choice awards on Sunday, July 12, at Whittemore Park, in front of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum in Arlington Center.

Buying a chair for $100 during the exhibit supported Arlington Public Art's projects, such as painting the transformer box murals.

Adria Arch, who organized the effort for four years and is bowing out, reported the numbers. Earlier, 80 chairs had been expected.

Adults and teenagers 16 and up were able to enter up to three chairs. All entries will be displayed provided that they meet the requirements of being safe to sit on and weatherproof. Children could enter with a parent or guardian. 

To see chairs from the last several years, visit

Artists may request a percentage of the purchase price or may donate the full sale amount to Arlington Public Arts.

July 21, 2014: $9,000 raised

Aug. 1, 2013: More than $5,000 raised

Aug. 13, 2012: More than $2,600 raised

This announcement was published Sunday, May 17, 2015, and updated July 24.

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