HMA's Guild presented the 41st Annual Angels of the Arts Holiday Brunch

Fundraising event features live auction items, including ‘Rome for Art Lovers’ trip

The Hickory Museum of Art Guild presents its 41st Annual Angels of the Arts Holiday Brunch 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lake Hickory Country Club, Hickory. The fundraising event includes a holiday brunch, and silent and live auctions, including the chance to win a Gourmet Experience in Napa Valley and Rome for Art Lovers trip. All proceeds benefit Hickory Museum of Art educational programs and exhibitions.

Featured live auction items include two trips: a four-day, three-night Gourmet Experience in Napa Valley and a six-night, seven-day Rome for Art Lovers adventure. Additional live auction items include a Cork & Fork Napa Style Dinner for 10 at the home of Nancy and David Zagaroli, pottery by Kim Ellington, behind-the-scenes tour of Washington, DC, with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, and a framed underpainting by Paul Whitener (1911-1959), founder and first director of Hickory Museum of Art. The event’s silent auction offers numerous chances to bid on art, gift baskets and other items donated from area businesses.

New this year, the Guild is selling Golden Raffle Tickets for a chance to win a three-day, four-night trip to the destination of choice, including Disney World, Las Vegas or Napa Valley. Golden Ticket purchasers do not need to be present to win. Golden Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased securely online at www.HickoryArt.org, or by calling 828-327-8576.

Angels of the Arts Brunch reservations are $30 per person. Combo tickets including Brunch reservation and a Golden Raffle Ticket are $75 per person. Reservations can be purchased at Hickory Museum of Art, or by calling 828-327-8576. Preview live auction items and purchase reservations securely online at www.HickoryArt.org.

About the Guild

The Museum’s Guild plans events, assists with receptions, serves as docents and volunteers in the office and Galleria shop. The Guild meets monthly for event planning, art-related programs, fellowships and visits to other cultural venues. Annual Guild events include Angels of the Arts Holiday Brunch and Art a la Carte luncheon. Call 828-327-8576 to join the Guild today.