||3rd Annual Exhibition Fundraiser - March 9th - 17th, 2013
The Target Gallery and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations with our 3rd annual exhibition fundraiser March150 (formerly titled "March Madness"). The show includes 200 panels of artwork created by local artists, each only $150 (and only $100 the night of the Art Party on March 15th), and a free kids art activity on Sunday, March 10th.
Art Party Details: March 15th, 7-10pm / $15 advance or $20 at the door
Presale Ticket Sales Ends Close of Business on Thursday, March 14th.
Taking over the first floor of the Art Center, tickets to this festive event include:
*Artwork - only $100 each: over 200 panels created by local artists, each only $100, regularly $150
*Prizes & Raffle: Hidden behind select panels and also available for raffle are tickets to an exclusive dinner party where guests will enjoy each course in a different studio at the Torpedo Factory where they can meet the artists and learn more about their work.
*DIY and other Art Activities: The popular “Gum Art” painting is back, make your own wearable mini-collage at our button making station, and smile pretty in our custom photo-booth.
*Wing-Off Competition: Sample wings by Foster's Grill, Chadwicks, and Austin's Grille - then and vote for your favorite!
*Food & Drinks: Pizza provided by Bugsy’s, Cash Bar with beer by Port City Brewery, snacks and more!
Kids Art Activity Details: March 10th, 11am-1pm / FREE
All are welcome for this free hands-on art activity for kids in the main hall of the Art Center, in front of the spiral staircase. These little artists are invited to leave their completed artwork to be part of a mini exhibition on display in the main hall from March 10th - 14th, with a "Cookies and Lemonade" reception on March 14th at 6pm for the kids and their parents.
About Target Gallery & March150
Target Gallery is the national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on enriching the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts for our community. March150 is an exhibition fundraiser featuring 200 works of art on 10” panels created by local and regional artists, as well as high school students from TC Williams’ National Art Honor Society. The artwork will be on display in the Target Gallery from March 9-17th. All work will be for sale for $150 with 10% of all sales being donated to the March of Dimes. Panels will be on sale for $100 the night of the Art Party. Funds raised from March150 will go toward the Target Gallery’s 2013 outreach programs.
Progressive Dinner with Torpedo Factory Artists
Purchase a March150 panel or participate in a raffle for a chance to win tickets to an exclusive dinner party to be held in April (date TBD). "What is a progressive dinner party?", you might be asking. It is a party where each successive course is eaten at a different host's house -- the guests progress from house to house, in this case from studio to studio through out the art center. Guests will be invited to enjoy great food while talking with artists about their work!
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes, a charity that is working to insure every baby is born healthy. In 2009, despite a volatile and challenging economy, the March of Dimes awarded more than $20.3 million for research grants focused on understanding and eventually preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality $2.7 million of the total research budget was invested in Prematurity Research Initiative grants to scientists researching prevention methods. In 2009, millions of people took part in special events to benefit the March of Dimes with family, friends and co-workers.
20,000 companies in 900 communities raised $75 million. Visit them on the web at www.marchofdimes.com
Special Thanks for our Sponsors!