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Jan 2, 2014 7:50 AM by Elizabeth Hill

Local art students host auction for the Horse Farm

Over the last two months, fifty students ranging in age from three to eighteen spent countless hours painting Louisiana themes on antique windows to raise funds for the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm.

"I'm impressed that the kids wanted to do something to give back," says local artist and art teacher Harriet Lahaye-Hebert. "They came on weekends outside of class time to work on these windows all to support a community Market."

The thirty painted windows are estimated to be over one hundred years old.

Brian Clement of CA Homes donated the antique windows to Roaming Artist Studios to repurpose the materials as artwork.

The windows will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm on Saturday, January 4 from 8 a.m. until noon. The young artists will be honored as Bell Ringers at the Horse Farm to officially open the weekly Market at 8 a.m.

Here are the details about the auction:

Bidding begins at 8 a.m. and closes at noon. Winners will be announced/contacted at noon.

Cash or check only

Though we would prefer all bidders place their bids at the Market, we will post an album with all of the windows on facebook with their item numbers displayed for people from out of town to call in and bid on .

Out-of-town bidders can reach Harriet between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday on her cell phone (337)-654-9234.



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