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The Sweetest Little Thing Art Auction

The Sweetest Little Thing
February 2022
09:00 AM AST
February 2022
10:30 PM AST

The Sweetest Little Thing Art Auction

The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery in Sackville, NB. Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting programming at both galleries.

This year’s auction will take place entirely online and will be accompanied by a special Virtual Variety Show, followed by a Zoom Dance Party.

Bidding ends on Monday, 14 February at 10:00 pm AST.

There are two ways to bid:
1. Enter an Exact Bid
2. Enter a Proxy Bid

What is a Proxy Bid? A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you're willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price. The system will bid for you, up to your maximum proxy bid amount, as additional bids are entered on the item.

Good to know: If an item receives a bid during the final 3 minutes of the auction, the item end time will be extended to allow for 3 additional minutes of bidding. This process repeats until no new bids are received during the final 3 minutes of the item bidding window or the auction has been extended for a maximum of 30 minutes beyond the original 10:00 pm end time.

All winning bidders will receive a notification from 32auctions immediately following the auction.

By participating in this auction, you agree to let the Owens contact you occasionally by email.

About The Sweetest Little Thing

This year, The Sweetest Little Thing will once again take place entirely online, with an online auction accompanied by a Virtual Variety Show featuring musical performances from Wolf Castle, Shotgun Jimmie, Keeper E., Colleen (Coco) Collins and appearances from artists, community members, and friends of the Owens, including Melanie Colosimo, Wit López, Emily Critch, Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux—plus a few other surprises for good measure!

This year’s musical performances are sponsored by Sappyfest, and Sackville residents are invited to buy raffle tickets for an epic cake donated by Cranewood on Main Bakery and Café.

Emceed by Geordie Miller and Tori Weldon, and directed by Matt Tunnacliffe, SLT 2022 promises to be just as warm and fuzzy as last year’s event.

This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of local, national, and internationally recognized artists who have established connections with our galleries and who are part of our community.

Virtual Variety Show and Sweetest Little Zoom Dance Party
Monday, 14 February 2022 @ 8:00 PM (AST)

Virtual Variety Show
8:00-10:00 pm AST
Register at
You can also tune in on Facebook Live:
Live automatic captioning will be available during the Virtual Variety Show.

Sweetest Little Zoom Dance Party hosted by Graeme Patterson
10:00-11:00 pm AST
Register to receive a Zoom link at

Share photos of your favourite Sweetest Little Thing memories, your 2022 outfits, and the works you are most excited to bid on by tagging us @OwensArtGallery or using the hashtag #SweetestLittleThing. Follow these tags to see what others are wearing, sharing, and loving.

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If you want to relive The Sweetest Little Thing memories, these videos capture the fun of the night from years past: Or listen to past Sweetest Little Thing Jingles at

2022 Sweetest Little Thing graphic and poster design by Madeleine Hansen

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Struts Gallery:

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