Symphonia of Hearts to Support Local Artists
The Arts community continues to find ways to come together and help those affected by the pandemic. The Symphonia, South Florida’s premier chamber music orchestra, has partnered with regional artists, two local galleries and area businesses to create ‘Symphonia of HeARTs,’ a virtual performance and art auction event taking place on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
The free, online event will feature performances by the orchestra’s talented musicians; a live, fine art auction facilitated by well-known auctioneer, Janice Hamilton; and a chance to [virtually] meet some of the featured artists. A silent auction will also debut on November 19, remaining live through the conclusion of the December 3 event. Proceeds from the auctions will help keep the heart of The Symphonia – its educational programs, community outreach and, of course, its music – beating, while highlighting and benefiting local artists.
In addition to several regional artists whose works will be featured, The Gallery Lounge by Salvatore Principe and other local galleries have partnered with The Symphonia to auction a number of works by local and regional artists from their collections. A Master’s Collection including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Peter Max, as well as many contemporary artists, will also be available for purchase.
“The arts have given so much to all of us during this heartbreaking year,” says Carole Boucard, president of The Symphonia’s Board of Directors. “This is an opportunity for us to give something back to our cherished friends in the visual arts.”
Local artists are invited to contribute one item for the silent and/or live auction and submit up to five additional items on consignment with minimum bid proceeds going directly to the artist. In addition, area restaurants, hotels, spas and other ‘experiential’ type businesses are invited to donate items for the cause.
“We aren’t the only ones hurting,” says Annabel Russell, The Symphonia’s executive director. “That’s why we wanted to make this a community celebration and involve local artists and some of the small businesses that help make our community the amazing place that it is. It’s an opportunity to make this not only a multi-faceted fundraising event, but also to bring awareness to, and celebrate, the amazing artistic talent that’s right here in our own backyard.”
Just in time for the holidays, the virtual silent and live auctions will also provide a way for guests to support local artists while giving friends, family and loved ones a one-of-a-kind item, hand-crafted with heart.
Guests interested in attending ‘Symphonia of HeARTs’ event can register here.