‘The 3rd Annual Altered Book Art Project’ online auction is extended!

The Palm Springs Public Library (Library) and the Palm Springs Art Museum (Art Museum) have decided to extend the online auction of ‘The Journey—3rd Annual Altered Book Art Project’ works of art. There will be one more week for the public to buy their favorite altered book work of art by their favorite artist through an online auction utilizing eBay. The auction will begin again on Wed. May 13th at 5:00 p.m. and will conclude on Wed. May 20th at 5:00 p.m. The links to the individual auctions will be accessible from both the Library’s and the Art Museum’s web sites; go to either http://www.palmspringslibrary.org or http://www.psmuseum.org and follow the link from the home page to the auctions on eBay. Each piece will be listed individually but the public can bid on as many as they would like.

At the close of the auction, all winners will be notified and payment and shipping arrangements will be made. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the Library and the Art Museum.

‘The Journey—3rd Annual Altered Book Art Project’ is a joint project between the Palm Springs Public Library (Library) and the Palm Springs Art Museum (Art Museum). Fifteen locally and nationally known artists created new works of art utilizing books, videos, DVDS and CDs ‘weeded’ out from the Library’s collection due to damage or age. The exhibit debuted at the Library in late March 2009 and was on display until May 9, 2009.

Located downtown in an architecturally-significant E. Stewart Williams-designed building, the Palm Springs Art Museum features compelling temporary exhibitions and a robust collection of contemporary, Native American, Western and Pre-Columbian art in 28 spacious galleries and its two outdoor sculpture gardens. The museum offers stimulating lectures, films and an assortment of educational programs for all ages. The museum’s Annenberg Theater features outstanding musical performances. The museum is open six days a week; Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free to members; $12.50 for adults; $10.50 for seniors 62 and over; $5 for adult students and active-duty military with I.D. and free for youths 12 and under. For more information, call 760.322.4800 or visit http://www.psmuseum.org.

The City of Palm Springs has a wonderful history of valuing library services. As far back as 1919, well before incorporation, the residents had established a public library in a small adobe building. As the village grew, the citizens followed the library through more than 12 different locations. With over 155,000 individual items, the Palm Springs Public Library has the largest collection in the Valley. The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road, one of the anchors of Sunrise Park and a destination for residents and visitors alike. For more information call 760-322-READ or log on to http://www.palmspringslibrary.org.

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