Members of SavFADA (Savannah Fine Arts Dealers Association) will host a Valentine’s ArtHop to support the Savannah Children’s Choir on Friday, February 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Each of the participating galleries will feature donated artwork available for silent auction. In addition, 10% of any other gallery sales benefits the Choir. Each gallery will also host a wine and cheese reception, with additional sweets provided by Wright Square Café and Lulu’s Chocolate Bar.
Participants may park at the Whitaker Street Parking garage at Ellis Square, and should they bid on or purchase a piece in any of the five galleries, their parking will be validated, courtesy of the City of Savannah Parking Services.
Savannah Fun Tours will provide transportation on a scheduled loop to help ensure guests have a chance to visit each gallery.
Finally, the top bidders on each silent auction piece will be invited to an exclusive reception in a newly restored private home immediately following the event. There they can pick up their art and chat with other art patrons while enjoying a reception catered by Café Zeum.
Participating galleries include Bryan Stovall Gallery & Studio, Chroma Gallery, Friedman’s Fine Art, the Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion and Ray Ellis Gallery.
Artists generously donating their work include Michael Carnahan, Ray Ellis, Julio Garcia, Doug Grier, Scott Griffin, Kiril Jeliazkov, Peter Keil, Marcus Kenney, Jan Clayton Pagratis, Lori Keith Robinson, Jean Claude Roy, Cedric Smith, Dan Smith, Bryan Stovall, Tiffani Taylor and Gerome Temple.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of the fine art community for the Savannah Children’s Choir,” comments SCC Board of Trustees member Josh Keller. “The members of SavFADA, the participating artists, downtown restaurants and Savannah Fun Tours, not to mention the City of Savannah’s Parking Services have put together an amazingly creative way to support the Choir, whose mission is uniting Savannah’s children through the power of song,” comments SCC Board of Trustees member Jamey Espina.