Still unsure of plans for this Valentine’s Day? Dating that special someone but not sure where to take them? Look no further then The Sweetest Little Thing. Now in its fifteenth year, the Sweetest Little Thing combines a night of extravagant attire, sweet baked goods, and an array of contemporary artwork all into one. Over the years, the event has become the most important fundraiser for the Owens Art Gallery, Struts Gallery, and Faucet Media Arts Centre.
Featuring artwork from artists from all over, the event has become somewhat of a tradition in the Sackville community. The event allows attendees to bid on artwork donated by artists from the local, national and international art community. Although many of the artists are professionals, the event also allows students of the Mount Allison Fine Arts Program to exhibit some of their works in a professional and unique setting.
This year, The Sweetest Little Thing will have a new home at the Royal Canadian Legion at 15 Lorne St. In previous years, the event has been held at the Owens Art Gallery.
The main event of the night is the silent art auction. Although student budgets generally make art buying an unfeasible pursuit, The Sweetest Little Thing features work that can often be purchased at affordable prices.
After the bidding is over, the event promises a continued abundance of fun-loving activities, including the ever-popular cakewalk, where event goers can purchase tickets in order to win cakes made by members of the Sackville community. People can also take in the Instant Lovin’ photo booth, try their hand in a selection of raffle prizes, and join in on a night of music and dancing. Valentine’s Day themed attire (preferably suitable for lots of dancing) is recommended.
All are welcome to attend this free event. Proceeds from the evening are divided between the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre to assist with programming throughout the year.