Celebrate our 40th anniversary at this glamorous fundraiser inspired by the spirit of the 1970s art scene! This dy-no-mite era of our inception paved the way for a permanent presence of contemporary art in Delaware that remains alive and strong today. Your attendance helps us continue our longstanding work to support local artists, foster the creativity of area youth through classes and workshops, and build a welcoming venue for art lovers and art learners alike. Cocktail glam attire is suggested, vintage ’70s inspiration optional.
Art and luxury auction bidding is available online NOW!
Bidding will be available online through Saturday, March 23rd on Paddle8. During the event there will be a LIVE auction of five selected works of art and one luxury item. Online bidding for LIVE auction items closes on Friday, March 22nd.
Remote bidding is available and event attendance is not required to bid.
Digital auction powered by Paddle8. Live auctioneer provided by Freeman’s.
Luxury auction features exclusive experiences including exotic get-aways and private tours at local cultural attractions.
VIP PRE-PARTY HIGHLIGHTS:
Features Studio 54 inspired lounge with specialty bar of vintage wines and ’70s signature cocktails.
Special appearance by Dominic and “Baby Boy” Barry Leslie, formally of The Leslies’, performing their local disco hit sensation “Toob Soxx.”
VIP lounge playlist curated by music journalist and disco historian Christian John Wikane.
All VIP guests receive a commemorative anniversary gift.
ADDITIONAL MAIN EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Groovin’ music by Special Delivery. This seven-piece party band will draw you to the dance floor with all the hits and forgotten gems from the dynamic decade of the ’70s!
In The Dark Circus Arts.
Gourmet appetizers and dinner buffet by Caffe Gelato.
Open bar featuring “Art Squad” specialty cocktails highlighting the nuanced taste of Tom’s Town Botanical Gin crafted by Art Squad Member and Mixologist, Ted Wilson.