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Exciting new spring gala will benefit Marblehead’s Premier Arts Organizations

Posted by boston.com  March 20, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Marblehead Arts Association: 

An exciting evening of art, music, dancing and food, is being added to Marblehead’s spring event calendar thanks to two of the North Shore’s premier arts organizations. The Marblehead Festival of Arts and the Marblehead Arts Association have come together to create ArtsFusion, a gala in support of the arts, on Saturday May 3 from 6:30 to 10:30 at Abbot Hall in Marblehead, MA. 

The evening will start with passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, libations, interactive experiences and live music while guests in their party finery peruse silent auction. Following the close of the silent auction, a fast-paced live auction will begin, featuring selected artists from the North Shore and beyond. A band will go into full swing once the live auction ends, with dancing and dessert to round out a fabulous evening. 

“We’ve seen that the majority of artists and art appreciators supporting our organizations are the same,” said Lynne DeVoe, president of the Marblehead Festival of Arts. “So it doesn’t make sense to make them choose—by attending this event, they can assist both organizations and have a fantastic night out.”

Emily Cantor, MAA president agrees. “The Marblehead Arts Association is essentially a home base for artists year round, while the Festival brings people from all over New England for a wonderful annual event. ArtsFusion is a celebration of what each organization does for our fabulous arts community.”

Deborah Greel, MAA Executive Director agrees. “We are lucky to have such a vibrant art scene on the North Shore and this is a great way for artists and art lovers to make sure it flourishes. And doesn’t everyone love a great party?”

 Tickets will go on sale shortly. For more information contact Marblehead Arts Association,  (781)631-2608.

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