CHARLOTTE – The 19th Annual Art With Heart Auction will continue its tradition of showcasing some of the nation’s most talented artists while raising money for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Feb. 23 auction will feature a silent and live auction with artwork donated by a variety of notable artists. WBTV News Anchor Maureen O’Boyle will emcee the auction. Jason Dolph will serve as auctioneer.
There will be an annual juried art competition open to all artists who donate original artwork to Art With Heart. Juror Sybil Godwin, of Shain Gallery, will review donations in all media forms. The winner will be named at the event.
Since its inception in 2000, Art With Heart has collaborated with galleries and artists locally and across the globe to raise more than $1.8 million for Safe Alliance. Every dollar raised provides hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Safe Alliance accomplishes this through a continuum of shelter, counseling, legal and advocacy services and through education, prevention programs and institutional advocacy efforts.
This year’s featured galleries include Allison Sprock Fine Art, Charlotte Fine Art, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art and Shain Gallery.