Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will host its third annual “Artists Going Live” fundraiser Thursday, Dec. 10, in the theater lobby at Chapman Cultural Center, 6-9 p.m. The celebrity emcee will be Jamarcus Gaston, host of the television morning show Studio 62.
The evening will kick off with artists and celebrities creating works of art together, while patrons observe. The pieces will then be auctioned off that evening at 7:30 p.m. In addition, patrons will enjoy an open bar of beer and wine. Motte and Sons will be sponsoring an “Artini” bar, which is a vodka and cranberry drink. Also, there will be plenty of hors d’oeuvres by Café Around the Corner, music by DJ Jay Gibert, and a silent auction of many items donated by regional artists and businesses.
“Not only is this a fun evening, it’s a very worthwhile event,” event spokesperson Brandi Dice said. “The proceeds from this fundraiser go to the guild, which helps to strengthen the arts in the community, provide arts education, monthly programs and venues for members to show their work”.
Some of the artists and celebrities participating are Monta Anthony, Kris Neely, Trey Finney, Bailie, Ann Richards Crenshaw, Susu Johnson, Carter and Lewis Smith, Lee Raines and Amy Zimmer. “This is a very important fundraiser for the Guild,” Dice said. “We are so glad to have Jamarcus as the emcee. He is a big supporter of the arts in the community. This is a unique opportunity to purchase locally made art by your friends and neighbors, and for a good cause.”
Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased through Chapman Cultural Center’s box office, online at ChapmanCulturalCenter.org (search for “going live”), II Samuels, Smithworks Jewelers, The Art Lounge, Café Around the Corner, Pop Shop, Couture Closets, and ArtistsGuildOfSpartanburg.com.