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Artistic Tag Sale At Farmington Valley Arts Center

Artistic Tag Sale At Farmington Valley Arts Center

September 19, 2014

>>Artists at Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane in Avon, have been cleaning out their attics, garages and studios for a tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.Throughout the center, original artwork, canvases, easels, books, frames, jewelry, paints and art supplies, furniture, collectibles and other one-of-a-kind objects will be on display and on sale, and studios and the gift shop will be open as well. Information:

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