Thank you to all those who attended, our sponsors, artists and performers!
October 17, 2019
Goodwin Square Atrium at The Goodwin Hotel
One Haynes St, Hartford
6:00 – 9:00pm
Greater Hartford Arts Council presents the hottest new event to support the arts: The Art Social.
The Arts Council’s biggest fundraiser of the year gets a new name, a new season and a new twist! The Art Social will showcase how the arts are making an impact in our community, and highlight several amazing artists and organizations. Guests will enjoy signature food from Chef Tyler Anderson, a selection of craft cocktails, as well as beer and wine, all in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
We will also be giving our inaugural Arts Inspiration Award to honor an individual and an organization that share our commitment to using the power of the arts to create a stronger community. The recipients demonstrate extraordinary leadership and dedication to supporting the arts and seek to inspire others to join their efforts.
Congratulations to Jeff Verney and United Technologies Corp., our 2019 Arts Inspiration Award honorees!
Jeff Verney Learn more about United Technologies Corp. here.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Learn more about Jeff here.
Art Social Auction with Scot Haney!
Join auctioneer Scot Haney from WFSB for our exciting live auction and bid on unique experiences at some of our region’s most renowned arts institutions.
Scroll through these exciting arts experiences that will be part of our live auction at the event!
A holiday experience at Hartford Stage you won't soon forget!Experience A Christmas Carol like never before with this family package of six tickets to see A Christmas Carol at Hartford Stage during previews (November 29 - December 5, 2019). Before the performance, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the Hartford Stage donor lounge with the new artistic director, Melia Bensussen, and the director of the show, Rachel Alderman.
Value: $900 | Min. Bid: $500 | Bid Increments of: $50
A perfect Symphony and a chance to meet the maestro!The exciting evening begins with dinner for four from the Max Restaurant Group in the exclusive on-site Suite at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The group would then enjoy one of the following concerts: Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky on April 18, Enigma Variations on May 9 or Beethoven's Ninth on June 6. Guests will then be escorted backstage post-concert for an exclusive meet and greet with HSO's Music Director, Carolyn Kuan. Reservations for the concert of your choice must be made by November 7, 2019.
Value: $950 for dinner and tickets, Backstage visit is priceless! | Min. Bid: $800 | Bid Increments of: $100
Learn from the best at the bucolic Farmington Valley Arts Center!A private art party and class for up to 10 people at the beautiful and historic Farmington Valley Arts Center with one of their amazing artists. Select from water color, landscape painting or sculpture. Winner will also receive a basket full of delectable goodies customized to your tastes to enjoy during the party. The party can be enjoyed with family, friends, children or grandchildren. Also makes an incredible team-building experience for your department!
Value: $1,000 | Min. Bid: $800 | Bid Increments of $100
Dine Among the ArtEnjoy an exclusive evening at the New Britain Museum of American Art with a private tour with Director and CEO Min Jung Kim and dinner by Riverhouse Catering. Kim will guide up to ten guests through the Museum's current special exhibition or permanent collection galleries, which span 300 years of American art. After the tour, enjoy a cocktail hour with passed appetizers and open bar followed by a three-course plated dinner with open bar. Must be at a mutually agreeable date/time and subject to Museum availability. Expires October 17, 2020.
Value: $3,500 | Min. Bid: $3,000 | Bid Increments of: $500
Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Thank you to those who have joined our Arts & Wellness Circle by purchasing a Community Advocate ticket for The Art Social! Your support will help us tap into the healing power of the arts.
Julie and Richard Alleyne
Scott and Meryl Braunstein
Richard and Lisa Caporaso
Jim and Linda Carey
William Gorton and Rachel Syrek
Danielle Ladd-Gentile and Christopher Gentile
John and Gail Langenus
Victor Luna and Gloribel Marin-Luna
Chris and Kjeldy McGoldrick
David and Linda Roth
Pat and Edwin Shirley
Kevin and Marcia Smith