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Spring Street Gallery fundraiser

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 12:30pm

The Spring Street Gallery is gearing up and getting excited for its very first fundraiser — after almost 40 years of its existence as the island’s original art co-op. The exhibition entitled “Small Art, Big Heart” will be up onenight only, Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The show comprises approximately two hundred 5” x 7” pieces of “small art” that were created specifically for this event and generously donated by nearly 100 island or local artists.

Tickets for the event, priced at $100, will guarantee you two works of original art and an opportunity to support the arts on Block Island.

The event concept has never been done on Block Island before. Here’s how it will work:

• Each ticket comes with two “sold” stickers.

• On the night of the event, you will place your “sold” stickers under the two pieces of art to secure for yourself.

• Ticket holders will be allowed in on a firstcome-first-served basis. But be aware, we can only allow a certain amount of folks in the gallery at once. So be patient with the process we will have in place to allow everyone through and maintain physical distancing.

And while you are not inside the gallery, enjoy our shaded lawn to socialize, enjoy refreshments and live music with Steve Lighty.

“We hope you are as excited about this art event as we are,” said Paige Gaffett, SSG’s Manager. “It has been a thrill to receive the array of drawings, paintings, photos, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, and mixed media collages and collaborations from a list of artists that goes on and on. It promises to be a fulfilling and fun event to close out the 2020 season of the Spring Street Gallery’s art show openings.”

There will be a limited amount of tickets sold at Spring Street Gallery, across from The Hotel Manisses. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays open until 7 p.m. Please call (401) 466-5374 for more information on the event.