Community made art auction a success
On behalf of the Earlville Opera HouseBoard of Directors, staff and patrons, I would like to thank all those who helped make the Earlville OperaHouse’s fifth annual Auction for the Arts a triumphant success on Friday, October 12.
Traditionally hosted off-site, this year’s Auction for the Arts took place at the Earlville Opera House as we highlight the addition of heat to our historic 1892 theater. It was a fun, festive and extremely delightful evening enjoyed by all in attendance who experienced an incredible atmosphere including delicious food, drink, live music and mingling among peers to bid on an amazing array of items that included edibles, experiences, entertainment, essentials and unique embellishments.
This event was a victory due to the kind and generous support of over 100 businesses, organizations and individuals who donated auction items for bidding, as well as the significant corporate sponsorship received from Golden Artist Colors, Colgate University, NBT Insurance, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, sfcu, Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, nycm Insurance, Community Bank, Burt Marshall, Gustafson & Wargo, University Chrysler, Commerce Chenango and the Colgate Inn.
Additional thanks to our inkind and other sponsors for their community spirit in supporting this event: Bullthistle Brewing Company, Gilligan’s Island, Old Home Distillers, Pleasant Valley Bakery, Pires Flower Basket, Village Wine and Spirits, Jewetts Cheese House, Rossi Catering, and to our main caterer Colgate Dining Services/Chartwells.
And of course, great gratitude is also extended to the patrons who attended this year’s. auction. We had a nice crowd of people who really enjoyed the wonderful combination of items available to bid on, and who also enjoyed a casual and memorable evening among friends.
For more than 45 years, Earlville OperaHouse has beena mecca for arts and culture in rural Central New York. Housed in a restored, historic late-19th-century structure, the OperaHouse offers classes for children and adults; exhibits the work of local, regional and national artists; and stages performances ranging from community theatre to nationally renowned musicians. This is only due to support from people like you
Onemore shout out- to the EOH Board of Directors who’s support, energy, time and care make the Opera House the beacon of the arts it is! Hats off to Board member Diane Fenton, Chair of the EOH Development Committee, for her leadership in chairing this event.
These events are only made possible by those who believe in our mission to enrich the community through the visual and performing arts while preserving the iconic EOH building for future generations. We could not keep the music and art alive without all of you. Thank you for supporting a growing artistic community and helping to preserve the longevity of the OperaHouse- youmake the difference!
Michelle Connelly, Executive Director, Earlville Opera House