Hui No'eau Visual Arts shifted the format of its annual Art Affair fundraiser for the first time in 26 years from a one night gala to a multi-day silent auction online event through March 26.
The theme of this year's event is "The Joy of Art Affair: A Happy Little Hui" and is inspired by the well-known American painter Bob Ross. Proceeds from Art Affair enable the non-profit Hui No'eau to provide visual arts programming for all ages throughout the year.
This year's auction features more than 135 artworks and showcases the creativity of Hawaii artists as well as works from the Gage Schubert Private Collection. Bidding is open exclusively online and artwork available to preview both online and in person at the Hui's Makawao gallery on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"As the pandemic continues, we are seeing that the need for arts education is growing. Creativity, self-expression, and learning new skills are so important to our mental health and local creative economy. The funds raised through Art Affair help us to continue to provide these kinds of uplifting educational experiences for our community," said Executive Director Anne-Marie Forsythe.
The Art Affair online auction also includes a short video about Hui No'eau followed by an online concert by the musical artist Tavana. With no cost to view, the video aims to inspire viewers to make a donation to Hui No'eau via the online "Raise the Paddle" portion of the auction. Donations can be made directly on the auction website.
Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 to Friday, March 26th, 2021
Categories: Online / Zoom Event, Fundraiser, Art / Museums
Online Virtual Event located at
Contact: Keri Meyer Phone: 808-572-6560 x25
Email: Website: https://www.huinoeau.com/art-events/2021/2/art-affair-2021