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The Sweetest Little Thing: Online Art Auction & Virtual Variety Show

February 14, 2021

The Sweetest Little Thing
Online Art Auction & Virtual Variety Show
Followed by a Zoom Dance Party with Graeme Patterson

Valentine’s Day
Sunday 14 February 2021 @ 8:00 PM (AST)
Zoom/Facebook Live

Since Valentine’s Day 1999, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery have worked together to present The Sweetest Little Thing, a beloved annual fundraiser and community event. This February 14, 2021, marks the twenty-second iteration of The Sweetest Little Thing, and, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it promises to be like no other.

This year’s auction will take place online with an exciting live Zoom event before the bidding closes. Emceed by Geordie Miller and Tori Weldon, this event will feature performances from Julie Doiron, Klarka Weinwurm, Steve Lambke, The Queer Mummer, and special guest appearances from local artists and community members such as Jerry Ropson and Izzy Francolini—plus a few other surprises for good measure!

Like in the “before times,” there will be an abundance of fun, including a cake raffle (cake provided by Cranewood Bakery), a socially distanced best-dressed competition, and a post-event Zoom Dance Party hosted by Graeme Patterson.

As always, all funds raised will go directly to ongoing programs at both galleries.

This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of local, national, and internationally recognized artists who have established connections with our galleries and who are part of our community.

Bid on artworks donated by artists from across the country and beyond beginning Friday, 5 February 2021 @ 9:00 AM (AST) — www.sweetestlittlething.ca 💖

Register for the Virtual Variety Show Zoom at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p3ZZNyBFRzKn5eYq-ANZ_Q
You can also tune in on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/owensartgallery
Live automatic captioning will be available during the Virtual Variety Show.

Register for the Sweetest Little Zoom Dance Party hosted by Graeme Patterson: https://us05web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldOGvqz4pHNxC79Vnbm5ItzG3ZScDwXzP

Share photos of your favourite Sweetest Little Thing memories, your 2021 outfits, and the works you are most excited to bid on by tagging us @OwensArtGallery and @StrutsGallery or using the hashtag #SweetestLittleThing. Follow these tags to see what others are wearing, sharing, and loving.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for behind-the-scenes access, live virtual event updates, and to share The Sweetest Little Thing love from near or far:
www.facebook.com/owensartgallery / www.facebook.com/sevenlorne.struts
www.instagram.com/owensartgallery / www.instagram.com/strutsgallery/

If you want to relive The Sweetest Little Thing memories, these videos capture the fun of the night from years past: www.sweetestlittlething.ca/video-scrapbook and listen to past Sweetest Little Thing Jingles on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-947766536/sets/sweetest-little-thing-jingles

The Sweetest Little Thing graphic and poster design by Hannah Bridger
Virtual Variety Show direction provided by Matt Tunnacliffe


February 14, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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