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              Buy a Painting - Save a Fountain!

                     On-line Art Auction and Exhibit

                              September 5-25

Area artists are painting Kansas City’s iconic fountains this summer to help raise $3,200,000 for nine aging fountains that need immediate and critical repair. Artists will offer their fountain artwork to the non-profit City of Fountains Foundation for an exhibit and on-line auction that begins Sept. 5th. The paintings will be featured at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main, for the month of September. A First Friday reception will open on Sept. 5th, from 5-9, showing interested buyers the actual paintings up close and personal and offer the public a chance to meet the artist and begin the auction.


Bidding for the paintings begins Sept. 5th at . The bidding will continue until midnight Sept 25th. Winning bidders can pick up their purchases at Buttonwood on Sept 29th & 30th. Half of the proceeds from the auction will go to the participating artists whose framed creations were sold on-line, and half to the foundation's Wish Upon a Fountain campaign.


Kansas City fountains with the most pressing restoration needs include: