Events

Haitian Art Sale and Online Auction

Sep 6 through Oct 3

The Vassar Haiti Project presents its 22nd annual Families Weekend art auction & sale between September 6 through October 3. The auction is being held virtually, and the sale will happen in-person from September 30–October 2 at Vassar College on the second floor of the College Center. Hundreds of original paintings and hundreds of handcrafts including hand-painted silk scarves and iron sculptures made in Haiti by artists and artisans will be offered for sale or auction. All purchases are 50% tax-deductible.

Now–Oct. 3              Auction (Online)         24/7

Friday, Sept. 30      Art Sale (In Person)   4 PM–7 PM

Saturday, Oct. 1     Art Sale (In Person)   10 AM–5 PM                                            

Sunday, Oct. 2        Art Sale (In Person)    10 AM–2 PM

To buy artwork online: https://thehaitiproject.org/shop

To make a bid on an auction painting: https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=22368

To view photos and paintings of the project: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34788587@N07/albums/72177720301749043

Every year since its founding in 2001, the Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) has hosted an art sale and auction to support education accessibility in northwest Haiti.

We are supporting education on three levels: primary school, secondary school, and adult education.

All the proceeds from this sale and auction, to take place during Vassar College's Families' Weekend, will fund our Education Initiative in Chermaitre, a rural village in northwest Haiti.

In Chermaitre, we partner with the locals and and ongoingly fund a primary school, secondary school, a community center/church building, and a clinic which serves thousands of patients from the surrounding 45 villages each year.

At the primary school, we are now serving two meals, both breakfast and lunch, to over 350 children each day. The breakfast program is being implemented thanks to the support of a generous donor!

Developing a new program to support adult education in the community has been a dream come true. Classes began on October 1, 2021 for over 50 women and men who have never before had formal education.

For more information about VHP, including the art for sale, please visit http://thehaitiproject.org.

Admission into this event is free. Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays - Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. 

A painting of a Bird of Paradise plant with the words: "Vassar College Sept. 30--Oct. 2, Haitian Art Sale & Online Auction
Birds of Paradise by J. Laguerre