The Chairish the Arts auction will be held Oct. 17 at Mohawk Mountain Ski Lodge in Cornwall to benefit the Northwestern Connecticut Arts Council and three organizations that provide scholarships to students in the region.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. The live auction will begin at 4:30 p.m.

More than 100 art chairs were created by area artists for the event that will be held at the lodge located at 48 Great Hollow Road.

In addition to the display and auction of the chairs, the event will feature people's choice voting and an opportunity to meet some of the artists.

Admission is $25 for adults who would like beer or wine, $15 for adults who prefer not to drink, $5 for students 13 and older and free for children 12 and under. A bidding paddle is an additional $10.

Proceeds will benefit the council and the After School Arts Program that serves the Region 12 school district, which includes the towns of Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury, the Arts Fund for Region 1, which includes the town of Kent, and the Battell Arts Foundation.

For more information, call 860-618-0075, e-mail or visit