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New Hope Arts Center plans “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future" gala


New Hope Arts Center (NHA), announces its “Honoring the Past, Creating the Future” gala in honor of its 20th anniversary.

The May 24 gala will be held at Hotel Du Village, benefiting the arts center’s programming and future expansion initiatives.

In addition, the evening will offer silent and live auctions hosted by New Hope Mayor and NHA’s Chairman of the Board, Laurence Keller. The auction will feature unique work, ranging from fine art to sculptures, from some of the region’s prized artists. The list of artists to be auctioned during the gala evening includes: Robert Beck, Malcom Bray, Kevin Kopil, Michelle Lester, Justin Long, Sean Mount, and Rye Tippett.

“We are delighted to see that founder Robin Larsen’s nascent vision continues to grow and come to life. It’s not only an honor, but a true community inspiration to be part of New Hope Arts and witness the reality of our collective passion and commitment. Our area’s arts scene is truly elevating, and I’m proud to say that the New Hope Arts Center has been a valuable and treasured contributor and surely deserves celebrating. I’m eager to be at the auction podium to engage the community for one of New Hope’s greatest causes on May 24,” Keller said.

In addition to the auctions, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, small plates, libations, and live music by New Hope’s well-known entertainer, Bob Egan, while meeting fellow supporters and board members to learn about the future, transformational plans for the Art Center.

“This gala is a true celebration of all the artists, patrons, members, volunteers, and others who have passionately supported our institution for the past two decades. Having everyone in the same room, energized by our next chapter, is simply exhilarating. Our auctions for the evening will not only raise funds, but showcase the quality and generosity of work and opportunities provided by our participating Arts Community,” said NHA Executive Director Carol Cruickshanks.

Tickets are $150 per guest and parking is free. For information, or to purchase a sponsorship and/or tickets, contact Treacy Broadhead at 267-740-2653 or email Visit the New Hope Arts gala page at, or find the event ticketing page on

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