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Island artists put skills to work for Habitat for Humanity

About 30 island artists, including wildlife painter Robert Bateman, have put their skills to work for to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
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Yolanda Meijer, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, arranges chairs at the Open Space Arts Society on Wednesday for Habitat’s second annual Take a Seat fundraiser.

About 30 island artists, including wildlife painter Robert Bateman, have put their skills to work for to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

The artists transformed solid maple chairs, donated by Oak Bay High School, into art for Habitat’s second annual Take a Seat fundraiser. The pieces will be on display at Mayfair Shopping Centre from Aug. 13 to 26.

Each chair will be available for purchase at a silent auction, with proceeds going to Habitat, which helps build homes for families in need.