An Affair of the Arts Gala

8 Days of Art For Everyone

April 26, 2024 – May 3, 2024

Gallery will be open to the public at no charge from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm April 27 through May 3. See sampling of artists’ work.

Opening Gala

Friday, April 26, 2024
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Experience the art of over 50 artists as you enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.  Be the first to have a chance to purchase your favorite pieces!

$75 per person
Rembrandt Sponsor

$650 Includes 2 tickets, a $500 credit to purchase art, and early entry at 5:00 pm

From 6:00 – 9:00 pm browse beautiful art pieces from local, regional, and national artists. Enjoy chatting with the artists, hors d’ouerves, and an open bar. Purchase your favorite artwork and purchase a personal portrait by Caricature Artist, Jed.

6th N Main Band

At 9:00 pm head upstairs to dance to the music of 6th N Main. At 9:00 pm it becomes a cash bar.

All art purchases made with credit card will have a 5% service charge added. Cash and checks are appreciated!

Sunday, April 28, 2024
5:00 pm

This amazing, family-friendly show creates works of art as you watch. Artrageous is a lively, interactive performance where art is created before your eyes! A lucky audience member will win a piece of art created during the show, and at the end of the show, we will hold a live auction for the other art pieces. You may go home with a truly unique piece of Artrageous art!

$20 per person
5 for $50
Dane Ferguson

Artistic Impressions with Dane Ferguson

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free and open to the Public

A night of musical and visual art with author and singer-songwriter Dane Ferguson.
Browse the Art Gala offerings and listen to the smooth sounds of Dane’s acoustic folk-pop style. A family-friendly evening!

Be sure to get a signed copy of Dane’s book, Pierre Piano. It is a tale of a music-loving piano who ventures to the big city, hoping to make his music sound like the professional records given to him by his father. Ultimately, Pierre finds that the music he naturally produces is unique and special, without his having to conform to an external standard. He returns home, empowered with renewed self-acceptance, to make his exceptional music.

Light refreshments will be served—beer and wine will be on sale.

Sampling of Artists' work

Sentara Hospital
John Cannon
Scotty Felton
Molasses Grill
Sherwin Williams
Elliott Electric
Sterling and Nancy Edmunds
Benton Thomas
American National Bank
Benchmark Community Bank