Last spring, a group of Needham business owners got together and decided to launch a new project designed to bring visitors to the downtown area. Their plan: To partner Needham businesses and artists to create dozens of unique pieces that could be viewed around town throughout the summer.
The "A Chair To Remember" project was a huge success, as more than 40 chairs were completed and put on display all over Needham.
Now, local residents have the opportunity to bring one or a few of those chairs home during a special event on Saturday, Sept. 29. Held from 6-9 p.m. in the second-floor Powers Hall inside Needham Town Hall, the event will feature music, refreshments and silent and live auctions. Along with the chairs, items such as Celtics tickets, a ride to school in a Needham Police cruiser and gift certificates will be auctioned off.
All proceeds will go toward town beautification projects and scholarships for Needham high school students.
Tickets to the event cost $10 each and are available now, with a limited number available at the door.
Whether you plan to bid on Saturday and want a sneak preview of the chairs to be auctioned or just want a last look at these unique pieces of art before they are sold, check out the above gallery of images of Needham's "chairs to remember."
Throughout the summer, Needham Patch has been running profiles of the artists behind many of the "A Chair To Remember" pieces. Read all about them here.