Annual “Art in the Attic” Fundraiser Returns to Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard

EUGENE, Ore. -- (August 11, 2014) –  “Art in the Attic,” an annual fundraiser for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, returns to the Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard on Wednesday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Art and décor from homes throughout the community will be on sale with all proceeds benefiting the JSMA’s enriching educational programs.


Organized by the Gourmet Group, a volunteer group that has been fundraising for the JSMA for more than 40 years, Art in the Attic gives the community an opportunity to buy previously owned treasures at great prices.


“The women of Gourmet Group are excited to host this year’s Art in the Attic event,” says Denise Gudger. “We believe that by raising funds for educational programs for JSMA we are growing the next generation of museum patrons in our community.”


Money raised from previous Art in the Attic events has supported JSMA educational programs including outreach, school tours and scholarships for camps and classes. The JSMA serves more than 3,000 K-12 students annually through the school tour program.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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