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Chadds Ford Elementary School presents 72nd annual Art Show Auction

03/08/2021 04:09PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Chadds Ford Elementary School will present its 72nd annual Art Show Auction from March 18 through March 21. The time-honored event will be conducted as a virtual silent auction this year. 

To uphold the school’s annual tradition in the current climate, organizers have adopted a contemporary online platform through the website This format will engage loyal and longstanding patrons, while also appealing to a broader audience. 

The event will showcase more than 60 local and regional artists auctioning work in an array of mediums across palates and price points. Patrons may also bid on local services, as well as artisans’ crafts, including jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, and much more. Chadds Ford Elementary School families are eligible to bid on unique experiences with teachers and staff that will offer students opportunities for learning, fun, and growth. 

A preview will be available online from 8 a.m. on March 17 through 6 p.m. on March 18, at which time bidding will commence. The auction will remain live until 6 p.m. on March 21. 

Proceeds support educational enrichment programs at Chadds Ford Elementary. 

Betsy Wyeth, wife of the late Andrew Wyeth, started the Chadds Ford Annual Art Show in 1949 and remained involved while their son Jamie Wyeth was a student at Chadds Ford Elementary. The annual event continues to serve as the school’s largest fundraiser.