Durham Arts Guild’s Annual Sweet Arts

Sweet Arts

The Durham Arts Guild’s 19th annual Sweet Arts fundraiser is this Friday. It is a big event for the Arts Guild, who are critical supporters of Durham artists and art culture.

The Durham Art Guild is a non-profit, member-driven organization that was established in 1948. (Full disclosure, your editor is a member and unabashed supporter.) The Guild operates two visual arts galleries that frequently feature the work of local artists, “The SunTrust Gallery” in the Durham Arts Council Building and the “Room 100 Gallery” at Golden Belt. The Durham Art Guild also provides educational and community outreach opportunities to Durham through Creative Mentorship and Artist Residency Programs.

Sweet Arts

Friday night they are taking over Building Six at Goldenbelt. The Sweet Arts festivities run from 7pm until 10pm. There will be great eats, among the local establishments donating food; Hummingbird Bakery, Loaf, Toast, and Watts Grocery. Nummy, nummy. There is a don’t miss live musical performance at 8pm, by yet another pair of magical Durham up-and-comers, The Bucket Brothers. The duo, Logan, age 12, and Casey, age 9, play eight instruments between them.

There are a passel of cool prizes that have been donated to incentivize you to give some of your hard earned ducats to the Durham Arts Guild. You could win: an overnight stay at the Washington Duke Inn, with breakfast at The Fairview Dining Room, or  a weekend in New York City at a private apartment and $200 gift certificate for American Airlines, or an overnight stay at the Fearrington House, along with tea for two, or a week at a private home in Sedona, Arizona and $200 Southwest Airlines gift card…and a panoply of other goodies.

Moreover, there is ART! Seventy-five works from local and regional artists will be available for bid in a live silent auction. Some of the areas premier artistic talent will have pieces on display including Nancy Hughes Miller and Peg Bachenheimer.

Do good and have fun all in one. Oh what a night… Tickets $30 in advance available here. $35 at the door.

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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