Lyon-Waugh Auto Group to Support Student-Inspired Art and Car Shows
Some artists sculpt statues or paint pictures, while others might prefer to express themselves through their cars. The Lyon-Waugh Auto Group will be supporting local students from both groups with its participation in the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School 1st Annual Car Show on May 3 and its sponsorship of the Artrageous!26 art auction fundraiser at the Montserrat College of Art on May 12.
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School will be holding its student-run car show to not only encourage the ingenuity that students display by modifying their vehicle, but to help educate about responsible driving as well. Students can register for $5 with a car, truck or motorcycle that they own and operate, and all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Healthy Peabody Collaborative and its efforts to promote safe driving awareness in the community.
The Peabody Veterans Memorial High School 1st Annual Car Show was created by Wrbasi Ramirez, a senior in the school’s vocational program. A panel of judges, including a representative from Lyon-Waugh, will award trophies to the first-, second- and third-place overall winners. Meanwhile, award plaques will go to winners in specialized categories, including People’s Choice, Best Interior, Best Sound System, Best Exterior/Wheels, Best Truck and Best Motorcycle.
“We all remember how exciting it was to get behind the wheel as a teenager, so we’re glad to help encourage driving in the community that is stylish, but more importantly, safe,” said Cidalia Schwartz, marketing director of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, which includes Acura of Peabody, BMW of Peabody, Audi of Nashua, Porsche of Nashua, MINI of Bedford, MINI of Peabody and Land Rover Peabody. “Our area high school students have a lot to show off, and it’ll be great to have their work support a worthy cause like the Healthy Peabody Collaborative.”
What: Peabody Veterans Memorial High School 1st Annual Car Show
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 2 p.m. EDT – 4 p.m. EDT
Where: Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, 485 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA
How: For more details, contact Maria Ferri at firstname.lastname@example.org. A total of 25 student vehicles will be accepted for judging.
Lyon-Waugh will turn its support to the collegiate level at the Montserrat College of Art’s Artrageous!26 auction benefit. Student art anditems like jewelry and vacation packages will be sold in both live and silent auctions, with all winning bids going toward student financial aid. Though they will not be up for auction, Lyon-Waugh will have the latest vehicles from its Land Rover, MINI, Acura and BMW dealerships on hand. A BMW 3 Series will become a work of art in itself, serving as a canvas for participants to draw on before they enter the benefit.
What: Artrageous!26 Art Auction
When:Saturday, May 12, 2012, 6 p.m. EDT – 11 p.m. EDT
Where: Montserrat College of Art, 300 Jubilee Drive, Peabody, MA
How: Tickets at various benefit levels can be purchased at http://www.montserrat.edu/auction26/auction-tickets.php. For more details, contact Erin Carter at email@example.com or by phone at 978-921-4242 ext. 1114.
“Our enthusiasm for art extends well beyond the designs of the cars we sell, so we want to help ensure that young people have ample opportunity to explore their artistic talent,” added Schwartz. “Artrageous! offers great art to the community while supporting the bright futures of those who create it.”