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2018 Live and Silent Auction

Chair 13 Sponsor The Boxley Place Inn Louisa VA – Owner/Artist Breese Brockman

Chair 15 Sponsored by Sticky Fingers Artist Jan Dalton

Adirondack Chair 6 Sponsored by Miler Properties Artist: Jan Dalton

Adirondack Chair 5 – Sponsor Palmetto Flats – Artists Summerville Artist Guild Tuesday Morning Painters

The Rocking Chairs are Back!


To fund the Larry Barnfield Art Scholarship and the Summerville Artist Guild Fine Art Scholarship

Join us Saturday June 16, 2018  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for Dinner, Music, and Cash Bar at the Summerville Country Club
400 Country Club Blvd

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door
Buy online at

Tickets are available at these Local Businesses:

Art Central Fine Art Gallery – 130 (Short) Central Ave, Summerville
Coastal Coffee Roasters – 108 E. 3rd N. St, Summerville
Donovan’s Custom Framing – 428 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville
Corner House Café – 1609 Beech Hill Rd, Summerville    P.O. Box 3216 Summerville, SC 29484

Summerville ROCKS! 2016 Chair Pictures

Check out the chairs online, come to the auction to place your bids! If you would like to see the chairs in person, please check out our map, with the locations where all the rockers are on display until April 29, 2016.

First Chair 2016

The Rockers Are Here Again!

Summerville ROCKS! 2016 chairs are beginning to appear all around the town, with the first appearing at Toast on Old Trolley Road. Between now and March 16, when almost all of the chairs will be in place, more and more will be appearing in the stores and offices of sponsoring merchants and the lobbies of First Citizens Bank, 218 S Main Street, and First National Bank, 415 N Main Street. We will be posting the photos of this year’s chairs as they are completed. All our chairs are on display until April 29 if you would like to see them in person. Download the map to all our rockers.

Summerville Rocks! 2016 BBQ & Auction Tickets Are Now Available!

Our BBQ dinner and auction to fund scholarships for Dorchester District 2 students majoring in the arts is set for 6 pm on Saturday, April 30 at the Summerville Country Club, off 17-a. Come and bid on an artist-decorated rocker.

Tickets Are $20 In Advance, $25 At The Door: The Following Merchants Have Advance Tickets, 

Donovan’s Custom Framing, 428 Old Trolley Road

Art Central Fine Art Gallery, 130 (SHORT) Central Avenue

Molly & Me Pecans, 217 Cedar Street

Art & Artisans Village – In Town, 140-A Richardson Avenue

Bottles ‘N Brushes, 120 N Main Street.

Compass Investment Advisors, 105 S Cedar Street

The Summerville Artist Guild Oversees Summerville ROCKS!

The Summerville Artist Guild Board is pleased to announce that we have accepted the challenge of overseeing the Summerville Rocks! initiative.  Jan Dalton will Chair and Deborah King Scherer will co-chair this committee of the Guild for the first year.  Along with them, Faith Cuda, Claire Hudson, Yarbi Winkle, Donna Pilkerton, Diana Barth and Judy Larocque will help make next year’s auction another roaring success!  Other positions are still open—if you are intrigued, please contact Jan for more info.

Summerville Rocks! began in 2013 as a way to raise money for the Larry Barnfield Arts Scholarship.  Since then, more than $17,000 has been raised to help aspiring student artists in Dorchester District 2 schools achieve the dream of furthering their art education at the college level.

This project involves the whole community.  Local businesses sponsor the rocking chairs, both adult-sized and child-sized, local artists decorate the chairs, and local art supporters bid on the chairs at the annual auction/dinner in April.  

The Board is very excited about the opportunities this program offers our members.  Think about how you can be involved.  More detailed information will be coming soon!

Savannah Huggins received the first Larry Barnfield Arts Scholarship

At this year’s Summerville ROCKS! auction, Larry Barnfield announced that Savannah Huggins of Summerville High School will be the first recipient of the scholarship established in his name. She will receive $8,000 in proceeds from last year’s auction. Savannah intends to pursue a music degree at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.


Photos from the 2015 Summerville ROCKS! Auction

All 47 large artist-decorated rocking chairs, along with five children’s rockers, went under the auctioneer’s hammer last Saturday night, April 25, all to fund next year’s Larry Barnfield Arts Scholarship, going to a Dorchester District 2 student majoring in the arts.

Summerville ROCKS! 2015 Chair Pictures and Locations

Check out the chairs online, come to the auction to place your bids!

If you want to see the chairs before the auction, please check our 2015 Guide and Map for their display locations (some may not yet be on display, as the artists are still working their magic!)

Check out the chairs online, come to the auction to place your bids!