The 15th annual Hambidge Art Auction and Performance Gala will take place Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7-10 p.m. at the Bradford Gallery, 764 Miami Circle. The event will host an evening of dynamic performances highlighting the variety of art communities the organization serves.

With participants in theatre, dance, poetry and visual arts, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences’s annual fundraiser celebrates 75 years of nurturing artistic exploration and expression. In addition to ongoing short performances, the event will feature a silent auction with pieces from 125 emerging and established artists from throughout the country. Guests will also enjoy organic and locally-grown cuisine from the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View as well as signature cocktails and libations.

Tickets to the gala start at $35 in advance or $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 and include access to the VIP event, which begins at 6 p.m., an hour before the public festivities. All proceeds go toward Hambidge residencies for artists and scientists at their 600 acre creative sanctuary in the North Georgia Mountains. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.hambidge.org or call (706) 746-7324.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.