Sitting Pretty Fundraiser

Public Art Project

For the second annual “Sitting Pretty” fundraiser, Antigo’s Mayor Bill Brandt has announced the winning chair as entry #16 by Beatie Gmeiner. This year’s Sitting Pretty fundraiser is coming to an end with the final in-person auction scheduled for July 25 at Music in the Park during the Bear Creek concert. The chairs will be available for in-person bidding from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the food pavilion while AVA Public Arts is also in the concession stand selling food during the concert.


“Antigo Visual Arts Public Art Committee do a great service to our community and everyone should take the opportunity to come down to Music in the Park on Monday and support their cause.” said Mayor Brandt. “I chose my chair because I have always liked the American theme in support of our country, and I thought the work on it was beautifully done.”


The Sitting Pretty fundraiser is in its second year. The final auction is usually held at “Party on the Ave,” but with the postponement of the celebration, AVA Public Art Committee rescheduled for July 25th at Music in the Park located at Antigo’s City Park with rain out location of Heinzen Pavilion. Online bids will be taken up until 10 a.m. on July 25 on the Facebook page “Sitting Pretty Fundraiser (Silent Auction).”


AVA Public Art is our local community art committee under the AVA gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Langlade County Historical Museum. The committee embraces AVA’s mission of envisioning an arts-based community partnership in which every citizen has opportunities to explore, experience, and develop an appreciation for the visual arts to maximize their potential.