7th Annual Instruments of Art Celebration & Auction

Our auction raised more than $27,000 for Tidewater Arts Outreach programs, workshops and advocacy.  We started an Ann Vernon Memorial Scholarship Fund that night, to lower the costs to attend our artist and caregiver workshops.  Special thanks to Decorum Furniture for hosting.  Their staff moved furniture, entertained guests and helped make the evening a big success.  Southern Bank provided event sponsorship support.  Auctioneer Kyle Hause and more than 40 volunteers staffed the event.  More than thirty area artists created one-of-a-kind works of art, which all went home to happy bidders.  Local arts organizations, businesses and artists contributed other raffle items.  More kudos will be on this page soon.  Enjoy these event photos!

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2016 Artwork

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above photos by Jim Knox.  www.knoxstudios.com


Area artists converted old, broken instruments into beautiful works of art for our 2015 Instruments of Art Celebration and Auction.  Over $25,000 was raised at this event – our agency’s biggest night ever!!  Big thanks to Decorum Furniture, Cindy Cutler, Tony Wagerman, Kelly Murphy, Jpixx, Pamela Denyes, all of our artists, Dancing Tomato Catering, Distinctive Event Rentals, FM Sound & Lighting, Kyle Hause, Jr., Jimmy Masters 4Tet, Jim Newsom, Bob Batcher, Michael Hensen, and our many event volunteers.

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