Local art lovers can support the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild (RCVAG) by getting mugged.
The guild is selling $15 tickets for its Get Mugged fundraiser. Your ticket gets you an original mug created by one of the guild artists.
"We have a lot of potters as members of the art gallery and we decided to do something different," said Deborah Gerard, potter.
The guild is hoping to sell 50 mugs. Proceeds will go to support the Children's Summer Art Camp at RCVAG.
"They are all one of a kind and there is a wide variety," Gerard said. "Some people hand-build their mugs and others throw them on the wheel."
Purchased mugs can be picked up at the guild on Sunday, March 17 at a drop-in refreshment time from 2-4 p.m. Each mug will be filled with treats.
"We will be filling your mug with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or something like that. We will also be giving away a few door prizes," Gerard said. "It will be a fun time. We are getting our cups out into the community too so that people can see that we have a lot of talented artists here."
Tickets may be purchased at the RCVAG, Main St., Rutherfordton. Call 828-288-5009 for more information. You do not have to be present on Sunday to purchase a mug.