The Outer Banks Voice – The Save the Date For The Great Art Heist

October 7

Save the date for a great art heist

By story submitted on August 24, 2022

Presented by TowneBank

Mark for calendar Great art theftDare Arts’ fundraising auction, which will open on Friday, October 7th at their gallery in downtown Manteo.

Great art theft Dare is Arts’ only fundraiser of the year, so our community’s participation is vital to supporting the arts on the Outer Banks,” said event chairs Bea Basnight and Gail Midgett. “We hope you’ll bid in person and online to help us pick up some amazing art and meet our fundraising goal for 2022.”

Bidding will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 in Dare Arts’ Courtroom Gallery with a special reception featuring a live jazz performance. Online bidding will begin at the same time at DareArts.org/artauction.

“Our very generous artists have donated some of their best work to this year’s Art Hist,” said Dare Arts Gallery Manager Tiffany Lindsey. “We expect bidding to be lively and competitive.”

Artists interested in donating a piece of artwork or performing arts experience to The Great Art Heist can email Dare Arts Gallery Manager Tiffany Lindsey at [email protected] to coordinate details.

Private viewings of The Great Art Heist will be available throughout October. To schedule a private viewing for a group of friends or your business, please email Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at [email protected]

Final bids are due by Friday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m.

TowneBank presents Dare Arts with a sponsorship check. L-R- Taylor Sugg, President of TowneBank Northeast North Carolina, Event Chairs Bea Basnight and Gail Midgett, Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands, and Dare Arts Treasurer Landon Price. (Photo courtesy of Dare Arts)

Thank you to TowneBank for returning for the third year in a row as presenting sponsor of The Great Art Heist.

“TowneBank is honored to once again serve as a presenter for the Great Art Heist in support of Dare Arts on the Outer Banks,” said TowneBank Northeastern North Carolina President Taylor Sugg. “This event showcases outstanding local and regional artists and raises funds for Dare Arts. TowneBank is pleased to support the mission of Dare Arts as they work to promote the arts in the Outer Banks.”

Businesses interested in sponsoring The Great Art Heist should contact Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at [email protected]

For more information about the event, please visit DareArts.org/artauction or call (252) 473-5558.

Dare Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.


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