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AOA - 43rd Annual Evening for the Arts

Saturday, november 11  |  lake hickory country club  |  6 - 9 PM

Hickory Museum of Art's Guild is taking reservations for its 43rd Annual Angels of the Arts (AOA) fundraising event to benefit Museum educational programs and offerings. AOA presents Evening for the Arts from 6-9 PM on Saturday, November 11 at Lake Hickory Country Club, 430 17th Ave. N.W., Hickory.

The evening event features live and silent auctions, drinks, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Reservations to attend AOA's Evening for the Arts are $50 per person. Cost includes two drink tickets. Please call HMA at 828.327.8576 to check availability.

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live music

This year’s featured entertainment for the evening features acoustical guitar music provided by Charlie Zagaroli and Jeff Arditti. The two musicians have been playing together since 2010 and have previously performed at several SALT Block and Hickory Museum of Art events. Zagaroli is a former member of Hickory Museum of Art Board of Trustees and co-director of the popular HMA fundraiser, The Autolawn European Car Show. He is the owner and director of ZAGCO, a Hickory company offering a wide range of creative services. Arditti is CEO of Aria Designs, a Lenoir-based company, which manufactures upholstered seating.

Live Auction Items

Please note: Live auction items are subject to change.

ROCK BARN STAY & PLAY PACKAGE Opening Bid: TBD Enjoy a golfing stay and play for two days and one night at Rock Barn Country Club & Spa. The Stay and Play package includes: golfing foursome on the Jones Course; lodging in a luxorious townhome; and $400 in club credits to use for club dining, spa services, or merchandise.  

ROCK BARN STAY & PLAY PACKAGE
Opening Bid: TBD

Enjoy a golfing stay and play for two days and one night at Rock Barn Country Club & Spa. The Stay and Play package includes: golfing foursome on the Jones Course; lodging in a luxorious townhome; and $400 in club credits to use for club dining, spa services, or merchandise.

 

WILLOW CREEK INN DINNER FOR 4 (+WINE) Opening Bid: TBD There are no preset menus at The Restaurant at Willow Creek Inn. Master Chef Mansour prepares his 5-Star Specialties based on the seasonal availability of fresh ingredients as well from the current offerings of local, organic vendors. Chef Mansour will inquire if you want a 3, 4, or 5 course dinner and what you prefer as the meat for the main entrée depending on the best meat he can source that week. Then he will create a dinner just for you. * After 5 PM - Appropriate Attire for Formal Dining Please

WILLOW CREEK INN DINNER FOR 4 (+WINE)
Opening Bid: TBD

There are no preset menus at The Restaurant at Willow Creek Inn. Master Chef Mansour prepares his 5-Star Specialties based on the seasonal availability of fresh ingredients as well from the current offerings of local, organic vendors. Chef Mansour will inquire if you want a 3, 4, or 5 course dinner and what you prefer as the meat for the main entrée depending on the best meat he can source that week. Then he will create a dinner just for you. * After 5 PM - Appropriate Attire for Formal Dining Please

Folk Art Fanciful + Witty + Seriously Creative Pottery Stacy Lambert

Folk Art Fanciful + Witty + Seriously Creative Pottery
Stacy Lambert

Summertime, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 Lee Harper Vason

Summertime, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24
Lee Harper Vason

Valle de Flambollan,  Oil  on Canvas, 36 X 48 Andrew Atkin

Valle de Flambollan,  Oil  on Canvas, 36 X 48
Andrew Atkin

Sunflowers, Oil On Canvas, 40 x30 LaFone/Brooks

Sunflowers, Oil On Canvas, 40 x30
LaFone/Brooks

Face Jug, Height: 11.25" B.B. Craig

Face Jug, Height: 11.25"
B.B. Craig

Still life with Hydrangea, Oil on Canvas, 32 X 38 Kate Worm

Still life with Hydrangea, Oil on Canvas, 32 X 38
Kate Worm

Baxter and Harvest Day Handmade Quilt, Hand-Made by Several Church Members in Dunmore, West Virginia

Baxter and Harvest Day Handmade Quilt, Hand-Made by Several Church Members in Dunmore, West Virginia

Portrait in a Famous Painting Dan Smith

Portrait in a Famous Painting
Dan Smith

Pat Viles Studio Tour for 7

Pat Viles Studio Tour for 7

Lenoir-Rhyne University Bear Pottery Plate Tammy Leigh Brooks

Lenoir-Rhyne University Bear Pottery Plate
Tammy Leigh Brooks

silent auction

This is just a sampling of the wide variety of items we will have available in our silent auction! 

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Raffle Ticket Prize Selections

This year's event will again include a raffle drawing. Raffle tickets are $35 each, and may be purchased on this site. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle winner will have a choice of one of the following trips:

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE GOLF & SPA FOR 2 - 3-night stay at the Fairmont Princess - Airfare for 2 - Daily breakfast - $500 in Fairmont gift cards for golf and/or spa - Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's - Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE GOLF & SPA FOR 2
- 3-night stay at the Fairmont Princess
- Airfare for 2
- Daily breakfast
- $500 in Fairmont gift cards for golf and/or spa
- Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
- Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO SHOPPING SPREE - 2-night stay at a Hilton, Hyatt, or Marriott - Airfare for 2 - $1,000 shopping spree with a consultant - Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's - Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO SHOPPING SPREE
- 2-night stay at a Hilton, Hyatt, or Marriott
- Airfare for 2
- $1,000 shopping spree with a consultant
- Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
- Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR 2 (4 OR 5 NIGHTS) - Choose between the Bahamas and Caribbean - Ocean View Room - Black out dates include last two weeks of December - Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR 2 (4 OR 5 NIGHTS)
- Choose between the Bahamas and Caribbean
- Ocean View Room
- Black out dates include last two weeks of December
- Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance

The 43rd Annual AOA Event Evening for the Arts is sponsored by David E. Looper & Co., Alex Lee / MDI / Lowes Foods, and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd L. George.