AU’s Coburn Gallery, AU Art Club to host one-day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale

11/13/2019 ASHLAND, Ohio -- Just in time for the holidays, the Coburn Gallery and the Ashland University Art Club will host a one day Benefit Pop-Up Art Sale Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon until 6:30 p.m. in first-floor lobby of the Center for the Arts, 401 College Ave.

All of the proceeds will be collected on behalf of Becky Hale, a 2018 AU Art Education graduate who passed away suddenly in October. Hale had a passion for teaching young artists and did so through the Coburn's Art Saturdays program, Summer Art Camp and most recently through the Salvation Army Kroc Center. A donation then will be made in Hale’s memory to the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Patrons can browse the artful hand-crafted items created by Ashland University Art + Design students, alumni, faculty and community members.

“We are honored to host a unique and temporary pop-up experience for art lovers in our own backyard while raising funds in memory of Becky Hale,” said Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery.

Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted. For more information about the shop, or to donate artwork or make a monetary contribution, contact the Coburn Gallery at 419.289.5652 or

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###