Gallery Aferro has announced their 9th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party to be held on June 17th, 2017, with our honoree Ron Beit, of RBH Group. “Eleven years ago co-owners Evonne Davis and Emma Wilcox approached me with a proposal to create a community-centric gallery and creative arts space in the heart of our downtown development portfolio.” Ron Beit says. “Through hard work and dedication to embracing local talent, as well as featuring the work of emerging and better-known artists in our region, Gallery Aferro was a key player in making Newark a top-10 Hotbed of American’s Arts and Culture, according to the 2017 report of the National Center for Arts Research. Thanks to the creative vision of Gallery Aferro and their role within the Newark Arts consortium, Newark now ranks higher on the arts vibrancy index than cities such as Seattle, Philadelphia, Cambridge, Portland, Chicago and Pittsburgh.”
The festive event features an exciting auction of hundreds of artworks by emerging and established artists, music by DJ John Butler, and catering by Clint Feastgood and the Mozzarella God, all proud NJ natives, and dozens of wonderful door and raffle prizes.
All proceeds from tickets and purchases make possible Gallery Aferro’s year-round exhibitions and wide range of public events, artist residencies, publications, public art, educational offerings, and innovative, community-responsive projects such as our mobile portrait studio. Founded in 2003, and located downtown since 2006, the gallery has received 5 back-to-back Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and has been described by Inside New Jersey magazine as offering “a dizzying array of contemporary art.” The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has praised our “expansive vision, impact in Newark as well as regionally and even internationally”, and our “exemplary mentoring opportunities for young artists.” Radius magazine has described the gallery as a place where “exuberant extremes of age and background come together,” and Brick City Live has commented on our “community-minded, experimental, collaborative, and DIY ethos.”
Advance Regular Tickets $25/ At Door $30
Advance VIP Tickets for access to 6-7 PM VIP Happy Hour $100 / At Door $150
For one night only unique artworks will be available at prices that will enlarge or establish your collection. Delight a friend, colleague or loved one with the gift of artwork. Bring someone who’s never been to the gallery, or to Newark, or someone you come with every year. Support the free exchange of ideas: Mom said to share! Dance and have fun.