Mary Poole, executive director of Artspace (www.artspacenc.org), has announced that the eighth annual Collectors Gala will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Raleigh, NC (OPENPRESS) October 22, 2009 -- Mary Poole, executive director of Artspace (www.artspacenc.org), has announced that the eighth annual Collectors Gala will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will benefit Artspace exhibitions, educational programming, and community outreach to children and adults in difficult circumstances. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase local and nationally recognized artists' artwork through a live and silent auction as well as artwork displayed around the building.
"We are excited to announce our eighth annual Collector's Gala," said Poole. "The event is not only an entertaining evening for everyone involved, but it also provides a great platform for local artists to display their work."
- The schedule for the Collectors Gala is as follows:
6 p.m.: Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Silent Auction
7:30 p.m.: Dinner
9 p.m.: Live Auction
10 p.m.: Desserts and Coffee
- Auction pieces can be previewed online beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3 or in person beginning Friday, Nov. 6.
- Voting for the third annual "People's Choice" award will be held on Nov. 6 at the November First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Artspace. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite live auction artwork piece. The winning artist will receive a special gift and recognition at the gala.
Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions or membership, please visit www.artspacenc.org.
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