Continuing its short but grand tradition, Lansing nonprofit Art in the Wild is hosting its third annual public sale and silent auction at the historic Potter House — featuring a plethora of work from local artists.

“We have over 30 artists, mostly local, and well over a hundred pieces of art,” said Melody Angel, committee chairwoman for Art in the Wild.

With this particular auction and sale, Art in the Wild hopes to further its goal of raising water quality awareness through public art, said Angel.

“Art in the Wild is really about clean water and resources. So, if we are going to use art to do that locally, we want to support our art community and the artists involved,” said Angel.

The auction is also linked to the ambitious Montgomery Drain project, for which Art in the Wild is responsible for the artwork, murals and other installations associated with it.

“In the next five to 10 years, our goal is to have $10 million worth of public art in that site,” said Angel.

Angel mentioned that Art in the Wild will have interactive pieces as part of the show. People can come up and participate in the art while they’re educated about water resources.

Among the local artists featured is Ivan Iler, who has a piece for sale in the auction and will also be curating the show.

Brian Whitfield, who was involved in the “Under the Bridge” project at the U.S. 127 overpass, will also be one of the night’s featured artists .

Dane Vermeulen, who is a part of Michigan Imagery, which won the contract for a solarpowered mural that will light up the new BWL substation in REO Town, will also be featured in this auction.

Mason artists Doug and Laura DeLind, who are known internationally for their unique sculptures and woodprints, will be presenting their work.

“People go to these events and come back thinking, ‘Wow that was classy and it was fun! I think that has been true for both of the previous events,” said Angel.


Art in the Wild Potter House

auction Thursday, July 26 6 to 9 p.m. Potter House 1348 Cambridge Road, Lansing www.artinthewild.org info@artinthewild.org