OpenDoors of Asheville, a not-for-profit organization that generates vital resources to uplift children living in poverty, will host the 5th Annual OpenDoors Art Affair. The theme for the 2014 benefit art auction is “One Night in New Orleans”, and 100 percent of all proceeds generated from the auction directly support initiatives to empower and sustainably enrich the lives of Asheville’s underserved youth.
“Please join us this year to celebrate with a nod to New Orleans,” syas Jen Ramming, Executive Director for OpenDoors. “You will have a fabulous time and the event coincides with Mardi Gras season. New Orleans is famous for the qualities we admire of perseverance, diversity, cultural awareness, and commitment to improvement. Plus participation in the Art Affair directly supports ongoing, life-changing work to help eliminate multigenerational poverty right here in Asheville.”
Art Affair 2014 will feature 75+ auction items with at least 25 highly collectible pieces in a “live” auction conducted by Andrew Brunk of Brunk Auctions and Antiques Road Show. Bid on exquisite local art, handcrafted jewelry, exciting travel experiences, and more. Guests will also enjoy scrumptiously authentic cuisine and libations from many of Asheville’s finest restaurants and social lounges, plus special Mardi Gras-themed beer crafted by Asheville Brewing Company.
The OpenDoors of Asheville Art Affair 2014 “One Night in New Orleans” event takes place on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at The Venue at 21 North Market Street in downtown Asheville. A VIP pre-party and auction preview begins at 6 p.m. and the main event starts at 7 p.m. A continually updated list of sponsors and artists can be found at the OpenDoors website (www.opendoorsasheville.org).