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The Sweetest Little Thing | February 14 – 7pm | Owens Art Gallery

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Sweetest Little Thing live and in-person! We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Owens this Valentine’s Day to celebrate art and community. At the heart of this event is a silent auction featuring artworks donated by local, regional, and national artists. For the first time in two years, artworks will be on view in the Owens’ second-floor gallery.

This year’s event will be a little different than before the Covid-19 pandemic, but it is sure to feel as warm and fuzzy as always. You can expect a chance to gather in your fanciest dress, to snap a photo at the Instant Lovin’ Photo Booth, and partake in some dancing. We’ll have outdoor refreshments of hot chocolate and apple cider served by Mount Allison’s Flame snack cart.

While there won’t be a cakewalk this year, there will be a raffle for an epic cake from Cranewood on Main Bakery and Café and other fabulous prize packs.

Masks continue to be mandatory at the Owens and Struts and in all buildings at Mount Allison University. We will have extra special pink, magenta, and red KN95 masks to keep us looking festive. Available for free in both child and adult sizes.

This year, bidding will take place entirely online, so remember to bring your device of choice. Bidding opens on February 7, 9:00 AM AST at Artworks will be available to preview in-person beginning 7 February at the Owens.

Including artworks from: Patrick Allaby, Gisele Amantea, Bruce Barber, Jennifer Belanger, Rémi Belliveau & Paul-Édouard Bourque, mea bissett, Ranz Bontogon, Roch Bourque, Chris Boyne, Talysha Bujold-Abu, Tara Bursey, Magali Charron, Herménégilde Chiasson, Ella Christison, Jon Claytor, Melanie Colosimo, Clara Congdon, Kaeli Cook, Paula Cowan, Emily Critch, Lacey Decker Hawthorne, Braden Chetwynd, Tonia Di Risio, Linda Rae Dornan, Chris Down, Dave Dyment, Alexandrya Eaton, Erik Edson, i'artiste en canoe, Libbie Farrell, Michael Fernandes, Dawn George, Jamie-Lee Girodat, Daisy Graham, John Haney, Chase Harper, Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Lydia Haywood-Munn, Ashley Hemmings, Paul Henderson, Thaddeus Holownia, Yoko Homareda, Barb Hunt, Micah Lexier & Jon Sasaki, Sherry Lynn Jollymore, Myung-Sun Kim, Title King, Sarah Kinney, Adriana Kuiper, Alexandre Larose, Sophia Lawrence, Nicole Aline Legault, Susan Lindsay, Nora Livesey, Maddie Lychek, Deborah Margo, Autumn Martin, Kellie Mattatall, CL McLaughlin, Kevin Melanson, Kathe Merilovich, Lucas Morneau, Alana Morouney, Melissa Morris, Mitch Morris, Andrea Mortson, Bridget Moser, John Murchie, Sharon Owttrim-Fraser, Roula Partheniou, Lydia Paterson, Graeme Patterson, Jade Pinder, Sylvia Ptak, Jacob Puffer, Donna Rawlins Sharpe, Kerri Reid, Arianna Richardson, Jerry Ropson, Sue Rose, Jamie Ross, Joshua Schwebel, Yvonne Singer, Suzie Smith, Bex Steinberg, Angela Thibodeau, Diana Thorneycroft, Anna Torma, Karen Trask, Stuart Trenholm, Navarana Tretina, Erika DeFrietas, Elizabeth Vanderleelie, Chad VanGaalen, Donna Wawzonek, Tara Wells, Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky, Stephen Williams, Shaheer Zazai, and Istvan Zsako.

Admission to the event is by donation. Capacity is limited.

The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery. Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting programming at both galleries. This event is made possible by the generosity of local, national, and internationally recognized artists who have established connections with our galleries and who are part of our community.

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