Mantua – Make plans to spend Saturday, February 11 at the Mantua Restoration Society’s first Valentine’s event where they’ll be something for everyone. Beginning at noon, you can share the love as you and your honey stroll from room to room, perusing the creations of local artisans. The highlight of the event is a live auction at 1:30. That’s where you’ll have the opportunity to bid on a variety of special pieces by local artisans including Carrie and Patrick Frost from Frost Glass, photography by Heidi Mazanec at Noah Blue and work from Renee Siperke of Renee’s Reloved Furnishings, all in Mantua. In addition, Joe Leonard’s Custom Woodcarving in Garrettsville will be providing items for the auction.

And if artwork isn’t your thing, there’ll be plenty of homemade cookies for sale. Rooms will feature cookies, flowers, and other items for sale; silent auction items include wall art, ceramics, glassware, and wooden toys. A variety of whimsical custom quilts will be available, as well. Silent auction items will be on display throughout the building too, with bids closing at 2:30 pm. The building will be open from noon until 5 pm, giving you and your sweetie ample time to find that perfect Valentine’s treasure.

The township-owned building will be open for tours throughout the event to provide attendees with an opportunity to see how the building can benefit the local community. “The building has been a hot topic in the area for some time,” explained Leanne Painley, one of the Art walk’s organizers. “We’d like to give people the opportunity to tour the building, to help them envision what a community center could provide to our area. And the event is a great way to showcase the skills of local artists, too.”

The Mantua Restoration Society and the Mantua Historical Society sponsor the event; proceeds will support the Teen Center Task Force. For more information, contact Leanne Painley, Terri Vechery, or Carole Pollard.