KAFM community radio plans benefit auction

KAFM has scheduled a benefit auction to raise money for the community radio station in Grand Junction.

The KAFM Art & Other Treasures Live Auction will feature more than 100 lots of fine art and collectibles, jewelry, vintage textiles, furniture, entertainment packages, travel and outdoor gear.

Presented by U.S. Bank, the auction is scheduled for 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, located at 743 Horizon Drive. Admission is $20, $35 for couples, and includes hors d’oeuvres. A two-hour preview of auction items will begin at 5 p.m.

A special preview night also is scheduled for Jan. 31 to offer information about the art and artists featured in the auction.

A mountain adventure package will include life tickets to Powderhorn Mountain Resort with accommodations at the Slopeside Inn, his and her Loki jackets and gift cards for Mountain Khakis and Summit Canyon Mountaineering. A taste of the town package will including gift certificates to six Grand Valley restaurants. The auction also will include an Electra Cruiser bicycle and Floyd Rose electric guitar.

Mike Hurshman, an art collector and experienced auctioneer, will conduct the live auction and has recruited both national and regional artists, including Stephen Datz, George Callison, Len Chmiel, Gale Gerson, Charles Hardy, Ned Jacobs, Gerald Fritzler, Buffalo Klapinski and Dan Young.

Datz designed the art featured on posters promoting the auction and the piece, titled “Midwinter’s Eve in the Grand Valley” will be auctioned off.

For more information about the auction and KAFM community radio, call 241-8801 or visit the website located at www.kafmradio.org.