The Arts Guild of Denton is taking its annual Auction for the Arts to Rio de Janeiro this weekend.
The annual event — which raises money for member groups and programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council — always stands behind a theme, and this year the guild means to party in the style of South America’s biggest bash.
“Carnival de Brazil” sets the mood with Latin music, decor and Brazilian-inspired foods.
Saturday’s party features both a live and silent auction. The practical-minded shopper can pick up a bookcase or sports equipment, and the dreamer can put a bid in for trips, jewelry and chef-made dinner parties.
The guild is especially proud of a particular item. “Sight Unseen” is an art exhibit featuring two-dimensional art measuring 8 by 10 inches. The artwork is by local artists inspired by the buzzword “homegrown.” The exhibit bids open at $100 for each work.
The event begins with the silent auction, drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. The live auction starts at 8:15 p.m.
Advance tickets cost $25 for guild members and $30 for non-members and are available by calling 940-382-2787. Tickets at the door cost $35 each.
— Staff report