The Have a Seat auction is tonight, 6:30 PM at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Come out and give a last goodbye to your favorite chairs. Or better yet, make the top bid and take a chair home with you! Doors open at 6:30 and the auction will begin at 7PM. Come out and have fun with beverages by Cooper’s Cave and a fun live auction by Martin Seelye. Don’t let your favorite chair go home with anyone else- get your bids in! See you tonight.
This summer, Have a Seat in downtown Glens Falls' newest outdoor public art exhibit!
You've never sat in chairs like these before!
Whimsical, wacky, fanciful, edgy, beautifully detailed, and fun.
Made by regional fine artists, each Adirondack chair is a unique design reflecting why Glens Falls is such a special place.
Stroll through our charming historic downtown as you enjoy the art, the shops, the restaurants, and attractions. Then you can say "I had a seat in Glens Falls...and it was terrific!"
At the end of the season these chairs will go up for auction at a "Chair-itable" event with proceeds going to City Park Restoration Project, Crandall Public Library, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, and the wonderful chair artists.
How can I bid if I can’t attend the auction?
Easy! Absentee bids will be accepted live by phone during the auction. To make the necessary arrangements, call 798-1144, ext. 5 prior to 5PM on Monday, September 12. A valid credit card number must be provided prior to the auction to secure your bidders number. Winning absentee bidders have one week from the date of the auction to retrieve their chairs. Shipping is not an option.
The ‘Have a Seat’ auction is right around the corner!
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, starting at 6:30pm.
This year the auction will be held at the Charles R Wood Theater.
Own your favorite chair!
Auction hosted by auctioneer extraordinaire Martin Seelye!
Lots of seating and a great stage for the auction.
See you there!!
This week we are happy to share Emma’s favorite chair, “Hands full of HH Hands” by the Children of Double H Ranch.
This is a perfect summer picture!
We love sharing your photos with everyone. Keep sending your favorite “Have a Seat” Pics to email@example.com.
So I heard through the grapevine that Jimmer was home this past weekend. Some people saw him at his favorite pizza restaurants. And it made me think, is Jimmer too tall to sit in our Adirondack Chairs? Maybe not, they are very spacious. Everyone who I have seen sitting looks very comfortable.
Which made me think deeper, which chair would Jimmer like the best?! This question would have been easier last year, when there was a Glens Falls High School mascot chair. My guess for this year, I think he would like “Scenes of Glens Falls” by Sandie Keyser to remind him of his hometown or maybe he’d like “Freehawk” by Diane Swanson because he wants a chair that is beautiful while representing power. The next time you are Down town or perhaps surfing the Have a Seat website think about it, which chair do you think Jimmer would have a seat in? And tell us about it!
There are a lot of great events happening in Glens Falls! Did you get a chance to brave the rain and come out for the LARAC Festival, the Crandall Library Booksale, or the Downtown Business’ sidewalk sales last weekend? Or are you going to APE’s Third Thursday Art Walk tonight? Whatever your reason for being Downtown recently, you have probably had a chance to scope out the chairs for 2011. Do you have a favorite chair, or a favorite seat for “people watching”? We would love to see your pictures! Send your favorite “chair photos” (limit of 3) to us at, haveaseatGFblog@gmail.comand we will share them… both here and on Have a Seat’s Facebook page. Show off your photography skills, your ability to spot great art, your beautiful family, your pets, or your own photogenic self!
We can’t wait to see what you have to share!!
This Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:00 noon, the Have a Seat in Glens Falls 2011 outdoor arts project and tourism initiative, presented by Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, will be launched with a brief kick-off ceremony. Placement of thirty-five artistically modified Adirondack chairs is set to begin May 25 for an official Memorial Day start of the exhibit. Community leaders and the Have a Seat planning committee invite the public to celebrate this special occasion, our talented Have a Seat artists, and Glens Falls – the summer 2011 destination! The event is open to everyone, no reservations required.
The kick-off will take place on the sidewalk in front of the main branch of Have a Seat Presenting Sponsor Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, at 250 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond, President and CEO of Glens Falls National Bank Tom Hoy, and Have a Seat Chairman Nick Caimano will each say a few words. Other members of the Have a Seat planning committee will be present as well. We hope to see you there!
Wow! We seriously can’t say it better. The artists have completely outdone themselves for the second annual Have a Seat in Glens Falls exhibition. We’d like to take a moment to say thank you to the regional artists who put their hearts and a great deal of time and energy into this project, producing works that are sure to impress and fascinate those who stroll along the chair route. (Be sure to take a look at the photos and details on the “Chairs & Artists” tab above!)
Our most sincere appreciation to the Have a Seat artists:
- Chelsea Arlen
- Robert Aspholm
- Deborah Austin
- Kiersten Baldwin
- Elizabeth Black
- Richard Bresette
- Robin Brewer
- Children of Double H Ranch
- Kristen Freeborn
- George Gregg
- Kayla Herlihy
- Petya Hudson
- David Irwin
- Sandie Keyser
- Kathryn Kiernan
- Emily Latterell
- Carol Lernihan
- Nancy McGrath
- James Lee Murphy
- Northern Catskill Occupational Center
- Lisa Oakman
- Liz Parsons
- Crystal Paul
- Pamela Phelps
- Don Polunci
- Anne Rohe
- Rachael Shafer
- Cheryl Smith
- Diane Swanson
- Trampoline Design
- Meghan Thomson
- Lynn Jura Underhill
- Ken Wheeler
- Victoria Whitney