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Bid to Build Auction Builds The Foundry

The Foundry is known as the place where building dreams come true. This is a true DIY community that specializes in building all sorts of contraptions, from custom bikes to outdoor pizza ovens.

Each year, The Foundry hosts an auction where bidders can walk away with myriad items that are made right on the city’s East Side. It’s a chance for creatives within The Foundry members to showcase their latest and greatest designs and ideas. It’s also a great way for the organization to raise a couple of bucks for programming and growth initiatives.


“We’re excited to share The Foundry’s community space and our mission with attendees at the Bid To Build Auction. This event will allow The Foundry to continue renovating our building and acquire tools for our dynamic programming” explains Megan McNally, Executive Director of The Foundry. “Attendees will have the chance to bid on one of a kind pieces. We’re impressed by the high quality of the live auction items this year. They display the talent of our start-up businesses as well as the hard work the students who learn at The Foundry are capable of.”

Auction items include:

  • Antique recliner and ottoman newly reupholstered by Sarah Campbell Designs
  • Abduction II by Chuck Tingley, acrylic and ink on metal salvaged from the Buffalo Central Terminal
  • Six Adirondack chairs created by students from The WAY program at Baker Victory Services
  • Coffee table made with reclaimed bowling alley flooring by Tim Genco
  • Open-source 3D printer from Buffalo Lab
  • Custom bicycle frame from Nickel City Cycles
  • Outdoor pizza oven by Bale on Bale Construction
  • Industrial fan turned chandelier
  • Live edge dining room table
  • Steel and concrete wall mounted sculpture by ASI Artist of the Year nominee, Sarah Fonzi

Buy Tickets:

Facebook: Bid to Build Auction 2015

Bid to Build Auction | The Foundry | Thursday, June 18th 2015 | 6-9 pm | 298 Northampton Street | Buffalo NY



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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