2017+AOA+Web+BannerHickory – The 43rd Annual Angels of the Arts (AOA) Fall Fundraiser will be held on November 11, 6:00 pm -9:00 pm, at Lake Hickory Country Club in Hickory, NC. The Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) Guild is currently planning its silent and live auctions for attendees as well as a raffle for a choice of trips that will be open to anyone. In the raffle sales leading up to the event, a choice of three trips will be offered to the winner of the $35-per-ticket drawing: Caribbean cruise for two; Scottsdale, AZ golf and spa trip for two; or Chicago Saks Fifth Avenue, $1000 shopping spree for two. Raffle tickets will be sold separately from event reservations. The winner does not have to be present.

Major sponsors of AOA Presents: Evening for the Arts are: David E. Looper & Company, Alex Lee/MDI/Lowes Foods, and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd L. George. Other sponsorship levels are still available. Call Kelly Smith at HMA of Art 828-327-8576.

In advance of the event, Talbot’s is partnering with the HMA Guild for a special fashion night on October 27 with a percentage of sales to benefit the museum. There will be discounts for shoppers who want to make purchases for Evening for the Arts and other fall events. Details will be announced in HMA emails and communications.

The featured music for Evening for the Arts will be provided by Charlie Zagaroli and Jeff Arditti.

Invitations to Evening for the Arts will include artwork designed by the graphic design class at Catawba Valley Community College. The invitations will be mailed in early October to museum members and past attendees. Others wanting to attend or anyone who wants to reserve early may visit HMA’s website, www.HickoryArt.org or may call Kelly Smith at 828-327-8576. Reservations are $50 and include two drinks.

Raffle tickets for the trip for two may be purchased at the same website or from a HMA Guild member.

Hickory Museum of Art is located on the SALT Block, 243 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory. Admission is free. For more information about Museum exhibitions, art classes, field trips, and events, visit www.HickoryArt.org or call 828-327-8576.