Farm to Canvas


Saturday, November 17 @ 6:00 p.m.

CiviCure and Brown's Brewery Partner for "Farm to Canvas" Event

There is a wonderful roster of participating artists who work in a wide range of styles and mediums; come and be surprised by the the array of artists, some well-known, others yet-to-be discovered.

CiviCure (Civic and Cultural Restoration) of Hoosick Falls will present its annual Farm to Canvas fundraiser beginning at 6pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the beautiful waterside Walloomsac Taproom of Brown's Brewing Company in North Hoosick. There is a fantastic range of local, regional and even national offerings from local landscape panels to oversized, limited edition bird prints after 1885 images from the books of leading ornithologist Charles B. Cory. There are numerous donations of local edibles on offer highlighted by a dinner for eight at Brown's Brewing that will include a VIP tour of the award-winning brewhouse. Berkshire-based organic cooperative eal Pickle has contributed a generous basket of products and Hoosick Falls' own Belden Farm is offering a "Magnificent Mushroom" package to include a 12-week subscription to the Farm's shiitake CSA, Healing Mushroom book, collecting knife, and wild mushroom walk. Highlighting the art offerings are generous donations from several collectors including prints by environmental sculptor Christo (The Central Park Gates Project) and Robert Rauschenberg whose Dream of William Burroughs of 1972 has an incredibly timely environmental message. Hand thrown ceramics by Regina Wickham and Teru Simon will provide a third-dimension to the artworks being auctioned.

This is a unique opportunity to find that perfect, one-of-a kind holiday gift that has the additional benefit of supporting CiviCure's renovation of the historic Wood Block Building. One of the most seasonal offerings in the auction is an elegant box of Christmas cards created for the internationally renowned jeweler Cartier. It is donated by the artist who created the original artwork for the card, Barbara Sussman of Hoosick Falls and CiviCure's own board president!

Funds from Farm to Canvas 2018 will be used to match a $200,000 New York State Main Street Grant awarded to CiviCure in January 2018. The grant will enable the non-profit to replace the 7,000 square foot roof, as well as repair the roof masonry on the Wood Block Building at 1-5 Main Street. Since it opened in 1880, the Wood Block has been the anchor of Main Street in Hoosick Falls and has been the home of the Opera House which provided live theater, dance and music in the community. CiviCure must raise $50,000 to match the state funding of $150,000, and has secured $18,500 to date, leaving an additional $31,500 to raise.

The auction preview begins at Brown's Walloomsac Taproom at 50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick on Wednesday, November 14th. The live auction starts at 7pm on Saturday, November 17. No tickets are required, but a bidder's registration number is necessary to bid on all lots and will be available beginning at 6:00 pm. All items will be auctioned by veterans Jim and Danielle Carter, former owners of Acorn Auctions and Estates. Brown's Walloomsac Taproom will offer a special Farm to Canvas menu for the evening, featuring seasonal offerings from local farms and producers.

CiviCure is a cultural non-profit organization with the mission of supporting the revitalization of the Hoosick economy through active stewardship of the community's rich heritage and rural environs and the art inspired by them.

For more information contact Jayne Stokes, Manager of Grants and Programs at, 518-925-3623

CiviCure's mission is the revitalization of the Hoosick economy through active stewardship of our rich heritage and rural environs and the art inspired by them.