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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Artspace SPECTACULAR! Benefit Auction! Saturday evening

50 Orange St, New Haven, (203) 772-2709
Spectacular! Benefit Auction
Sat., May 3, 2008, 5:30—8 p.m.

Press release

Don't Miss the Main Event this Saturday, May 3: The 2008 Artspace SPECTACULAR! Benefit Auction!

Join us for an exciting evening of art, cocktails and bidding at our annual Spectacular! Benefit Auction taking place from 5:30—8 p.m.

The evening begins at Artspace at 5:30, with our silent auction featuring over 100 works by local and national artists. Bid against others on your favorite pieces while enjoying scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from 116 Crown, New Haven's newest small plate bistro, rated "excellent" by the New York Times.

At 6:45, the Silent Auction portion of the evening will close, and guests are invited to make their way over to our Live Auction space, this year at 868 Chapel Street, the former Woolworth's storefront. Here you will enjoy coffee and dessert while perusing our Special Silent Auction at the Live Space. This special collection of lots include unique art experiences such as gift certificates and a private home Chamber concert by the Vinca Quartet, as well as unique artist-made housewares from Sideways Studios and Artwares with pieces by Kiki Smith, Jeff Koons and many more.

At 7:15, the Live Auction begins as dashing Guy Bennett of Christie's takes to the stage to oversee the festivities. On the auction block this year are works by acclaimed artists Steve DiGiovanni, Maira Kalman, Zachary Keeting, Nathan Lewis, Liz Markus, Edward Steichen, and Chuck Webster. Also bid on unique art experiences including a custom portrait by Tim Nikiforuk, a special art, interior and landscape design consultation package; original artworks by Clint Jukkala, Chris Mir, and Kammy Roulner accompanied by a case of boutique wine from Nicholls Wine; and many more items, all available to preview on our website:

Discounted tickets are available online through Friday, May 2nd by visiting our auction site, or by calling Laurel Coniglio, Program Director, at 203.772.2709 x12 to purchase over the phone.


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