Live auction of arts experiences added to South Carolina Arts Gala

Live auction of arts experiences added to South Carolina Arts Gala

Kent Ambler, Southern SummerPaintings, glass, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts and more — nearly 100 works by South Carolina artists will be available for purchase at the South Carolina Arts Gala art sale May 13. This year, a new live auction includes arts experiences created to showcase cultural and culinary arts:

Desi Delights at the Taj Palace 

  • Indian cuisine
  • Henna artist and dhoul drummer
  • Spirits from Dr. Raj Vasudeva’s private collection

Pitas Presents an Evening in Paris on the Mediterranean

  • Mezze table
  • Jazz music
  • Wines from Chateau Ksara

Terra Presents the Artistry of the Chef’s Palate

  • Scripting the meal and designing the plate
  • Unveiling the courses
  • Wine pairings

Presented by the South Carolina Arts Foundation, the gala is a perfect time to meet and mingle with artists as you ponder which piece to add to your art collection. All proceeds benefit the arts in schools and communities around the state through the South Carolina Arts Commission’s arts education and arts development programs. Last year, the S.C. Arts Foundation contributed more than $55,000 to bolster programs such as artist fellowships, arts education and artist training.

The South Carolina Arts Gala, the celebration of the South Carolina Arts Awards, takes place May 13 at 7:15 p.m. at 701 Whaley St. in Columbia. Prior to the gala, enjoy a concert featuring Folk Heritage Award recipients, recognition of Verner and Folk Heritage Award recipients, and presentation of the McNair Award to Senator Robert Wesley Hayes, Jr. The concert and awards recognition take place at 6:15 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 702 Whaley St.

Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online with a credit card or check, or by calling (803) 734.8696. Reserve yours today!

Images: Top photo, left to right: works by Cindy Saad, John Acorn, and Alicia Leeke. Inset photo: Work by Kent Ambler.