Sweetest Little Thing – spreading the love since 1999

I posted it last year, and I will continue to post every year; The Sweetest Little Thing is the best thing to come out of Valentines Day since….well…its the best thing to come out of Valentines Day.

Micah Lexier and Jon Sasaki A collaborative sculpture consisting of two boards accomplishing something together that neither could do alone, 2012

Now in its 13th year, The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for The Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre in Sackville, New Brunswick. It’s not hard to see the love that Struts Gallery has spread to the art scene world wide, with participants such as Graeme Patterson, Micah Lexier, Jon Sasaki, and Eliza Griffiths.

Presented in partnership on Valentine’s Day,The Sweetest Little Thing combines a contemporary art auction with a cake walk and dance. The event has become a seasonal highlight for the community, featuring artists, friends and supporters from across the country and beyond.

The funds raised go directly to the ongoing programming of the galleries.

Bidding closes at 5pm. (New Brunswick time) Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30pm.

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Sweetest Little Thing is not to be missed in Sackville, New Brunswick

There is not doubt in my mind that Sackville, New Brunswick has one the most vibrant artist communities in any Canadian small town. If you have never participated in The Annual Symposium of Art, or maxed  out your weekend pass for the summer’s Sappyfest, you are missing out! With every season, the art community of Sackville comes together for something spectacular, and February brings The Sweetest Little Thing.

My personal favorite; Sasaki - Unfulfilled Dance CardNow in its 12th year, The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising  event for The Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre.

I heart Sackville (in fact, if Canada Post ever delivers my submission to the auction, it is a triptych valentine professing my love for Struts Gallery). And I am not alone – artists such as Micah Lexier, Barb Hunt, Ed Pien and Jon Sasaki, have created work especially for this auction, online only until Valentine’s Day, February 14th (for those of you who may forget!) at 5pm Atlantic time.

Lexier - I Presume, 2011

Presented in partnership on Valentine’s Day, The Sweetest Little Thing combines a contemporary art auction with a cake walk and dance. The event has become a seasonal highlight for the community, featuring artists, friends and supporters from across the country and beyond.

The funds raised go directly to the ongoing programming of the galleries.

So visit the website, bid now and often, and if you can get to the soiree on Valentine’s Day at the Owens Art Gallery at 7:30pm, prepare to fall in love.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Sackville

www.sweetestlittlething.ca

images(t-b): Ainslie Moss, I’ll Stand By You, 2011, lithograph and sparkles; Jon Sasaki,Unfulfilled Dance Card (Ontario Veterinary College Frosh Dance 1945, 2011, found vintage card, unused; Micah LexierI Presume, 2011, Pen on masonite