The North Port Art Center has been chosen to host the Silent Auction portion of the annual Divas’ Masquerade Ball set for Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Plantation Golf and Country Club. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Evening.” and the auction proceeds will benefit both NPAC and the Gene Matthews Boys and Girls Club.
But to make it a success, we need your help. We are asking our member artists and supporters to donate a piece of art in ANY MEDIA that would be an appropriate auction item. Can you donate one of your special paintings? A piece of pottery? A jewelry creation? Or perhaps a handbag or scarf that you’ve created?
For every item contributed from the Art Center and sold at auction, NPAC will receive 70 percent of the proceeds, while the Boys and Girls Club will receive 30 percent. So by donating, you’ll be supporting both of these wonderful community organizations.
Your work will be prominently displayed at the auction under your name as the donor and artist. And keep in mind that several hundred attendees will view your work, many of them seeing what NPAC artists have to offer for the very first time.
We’re also accepting donations of gift baskets, gift certificates, art lessons, and new merchandise. You and several other artists could team up to create a gift basket of “artsy” items, such as small paintings, notecards, jewelry, scarves, pottery, etc. Or if you own a business, a gift certificate of $25 or more would be most welcome. Be as creative as you can!
HOW TO DONATE:
- CALL either the Art Center (941-423-6460) or President Mary Alspaugh (941-429-6731) and let us know what you plan to donate.
- COMPLETE the donation form, and attach a business card if you wish. Click Here for the form.
- BRING your artwork and donation form to the Art Center. Deadline for contribution drop-off is Friday, Feb. 7.
We are so proud of our member artists and the talent they bring to our community. And we can’t wait to” show off” that talent to the ball attendees on February 15. If you’d like to donate AND attend the ball, tickets are $75 and can be obtained by calling 941-429-6866.
To learn more about this event, visit the Divas’ Masquerade Ball Facebook page by clicking here