Valentine’s Auction at the Flying M

Christelle Lyman

Valentine 360 photo

Valentine for AIDS Art Auction

This year is Flying M’s 25th anniversary of hosting the Valentine for AIDS Art Auction. From February 10 – 18, Flying M Coffee House transforms into an exhibition displaying close to 300 pieces of fabulous and beautiful eclectic art. All art showcased is available at a silent auction, with the proceeds benefitting SNAP (Safety Net for AIDS Program).

Several of our Westie family members participated in the Valentine for AIDS Art Auction. Jason Sievers, creative director at 116 & West, gave “Valentine Vortex”—a 360 photography metal print. Jason’s wife, Wendi, contributed “Jungle Love”—a diptych of two parrots. Jason and Wendi’s daughter, Lily, in her first Flying M Valentine Art Auction, donated a rainbow piece titled, “Love is Love.” I have a quilled piece in the auction titled, “LOVE.” If you are wondering what quilling is, it’s an ancient art of coiling thin strips of paper and making shapes from the coils.

Raising $ for a Good Cause

Last year, Flying M’s Valentine for AIDS Art Auction raised a total of $21,344 for SNAP. SNAP provides emergency services for HIV-positive individuals living in Idaho. SNAP helps those who need assistance with insurance premiums, medication, dental service, food vouchers, and utilities.

If you are interested in a unique valentine for your sweetie, head to Flying M, grab a cup of joe, tour the masterpieces, and bid. It’s for a great cause!

Rainbow painting

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