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What are “special events?”

We do lots of things, but our exhibits, art classes/workshops, lecture series and outreach programs are pretty regular and predictable.   When we stage other types of events, we consider those “special events” – here are some examples: 

The Artful Soiree Series

In 2015, Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center introduced The Artful Soiree Series, a variety of privately hosted events to support the organization. Since then, several generous hosts opened their homes to paying guests who enjoyed delightful surroundings, creative food and drinks, and interesting activities. All proceeds from these events supported WCAC and its education and outreach programs.  We are working on ideas for 2017, so please continue to look for announcements about upcoming Artful Soirees!  If you would like to host an Artful Soiree, please contact Janis Wood at 757-220-2217, or jleewoodart21@msn.com. Learn more …

For Art’s Sake  

On November 6, we had another wonderful gala evening!  It went just like we planned –  a great party with good food from William & Mary Catering; plentiful beverages served by John Donaldson and his hardworking crew; relaxing atmosphere at Ford’s Colony Swim & Tennis Club; and lively danceable music by JNM!  A special thanks to Auctioneer, Aaron Williams, for leading us through a successful live auction and paddle raise to support our organization.

Thanks to our committee: Doug Wood/Chair, Elaine Abbott, Gail Burger, Sue Donaldson, John Donaldson, Gail Johnson, Debby Philp, Karen Schwartz, and Vern Stocker.  Also, thanks to photographer, Archie Fripp and event volunteers Linda Bonnette, Nicolle Bonnette, Brad Hegyi, Andrea Lemieux, Mav Reyes, and Charlene Zolad!  We couldn’t have done this without everyone’s hard work and expertise! 

Thanks to our sponsors: Platinum – Ann & John Beard / Williams Landscape & Design, Inc. / Doug & Janis Wood; and Silver – Harry & Jane Medlin Burton.  Auction donors: Carlton Abbott / Gail Burger / Tim & Linda Caviness/Kingfisher Jewelry / John & Sue Donaldson / Allan & Debbie Finger / Betty Lewis / Le Yaca / Sterling & Dottie Nichols / The Power Family / Janis Wood.  Cash donations: Jane Andersen / Sharon Goodrich / Debby Philp / Barbara Spadey. 

And, many, many thanks to all of our guests – and everyone who purchased auction items and raised your paddles in support of the organization.  With your attendance and support, we were able to raise $19,000 through this event.  After expenses, we will net almost $15,000 to fund our upcoming move and rehab of 110 Westover Avenue in the Arts District.     

Again – thank you all for your generosity and support – we’re looking forward to an exciting and profitable 2017 in our new home, the Blue Building