Civic League schedules Night of Art fundraiser for Oct. 27 at The Elms

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Greencastle Civic League is hosting A Night of Art at The Elms on Friday, Oct. 27.

The 5:30 p.m. wine and canvas event will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit and support upcoming beautification projects in Greencastle.

The event will begin with a tour of the artwork on display at The Elms from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection with Alexandra Chamberlain, assistant curator of the Peeler Art Center.

Following the tour attendees will participate in a canvas painting class hosted by Canvas Paintings by Katie.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to come out and create some of their own art, get a sneak peek at an amazing art collection and support the creation of future art pieces in Greencastle,” Civic League President Heather Wright said. “We are grateful to DePauw University for its continuous support.”

Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance at

Price includes the tour, all paint supplies, food and two drink tickets. Limited seats are available.

The Elms (125 Wood St.) has provided housing for the DePauw president since the mid-1920s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the best-preserved Colonial Revival style homes in Greencastle.

Bon Appetit will be providing catering services for the event free of charge.

The Greencastle Civic League was founded in 1984. Its mission is to improve life in Greencastle, primarily through beautification, clean-up projects, cultural development and the arts.

Major Civic League projects have included the construction of the Emerald Palace playground at Robe-Ann Park, creation of the Bob York Splash Park and a number of murals downtown.

The group is currently helping to raise funds for the new bandshell and facilitates ParkFest, the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast and two annual highway clean-ups of its sponsored portion of the Veterans Memorial Highway. Learn more at

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