46th Annual GALA: Fine Art Auction – Quinlan Visual Arts Center

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46th Annual GALA: Fine Art Auction – Quinlan Visual Arts Center

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

46th Annual GALA – Fine Art Auction

This visual art centric 3-day event starts Thursday, February 29, culminates Saturday, March 2, and includes Silent and Live Fine Art auctions. All works offered for auction will be on exhibit at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center located on historic Green Street, Gainesville, GA. The exhibition opens to the public with a Preview Night Party, February 29 at 5:30PM. Along with over 150 pieces of art, ranging in price, subject matter, mediums…patrons can expect food and beverage trucks, free art activities for children and quality time with participating artists and art enthusiasts. There is no charge to attend the Preview Night Party. The silent auction will open at the same time as the Preview Party and run until March 2 at 11:00PM. Bidding on the Silent Auction does not require tickets and registration is free.
This, much-anticipated event promises all original works of the highest caliber. Well known as THE art sale, when looking for exceptional works of visual art, GALA brings the region’s most avid art connoisseurs and collectors to the Quinlan’s doors.
Each year, the Quinlan selects an Artist Guest of Honor for GALA. This year, the honor is Paula Hoffman and Jane Hemmer. Over 50 artists and 150 works will be up for auction. Participating artists include Dennis Campay, David Wendel, Marilyn Sparks, Jill and Patrick McGannon, Rae Broyles, Gayle Levée, and others.
The GALA Live Auction will take place March 2 at 6:30PM, conducted by auctioneer and local celebrity Doug Carter. This is a ticketed, black-tie event with a sit-down dinner and host bar. Tickets to GALA night are $214 per person. For live auction tickets, contact the Quinlan at 770-536-2575 or info@qvac.org
Proceeds from the 46th Annual GALA Fine Art Auction directly fund Quinlan programs focusing on Exhibitions, Education and Community Engagement.
“Willis Investment Counsel is proud to continue supporting the Quinlan Visual Arts Center through the annual Gala event. While raising funds has become more difficult in this environment, we believe the Quinlan team has put together an excellent plan of action to allow patrons an opportunity to acquire exceptional art and directly support the Q’s initiatives. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Quinlan for the eleventh year in a row, and look forward to the event on March 2nd.” – Jay Kilroy, President, Willis Investment Counsel


March 2
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Green Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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