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The Sweetest Little Thing Art Auction

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February 2018
09:00 AM AST
February 2018
03:04 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 & Faucet Media Arts Centre in Sackville, NB. Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting programming at both galleries.

Pre-event bidding for The Sweetest Little Thing Art Auction will end today at 3:00 PM AST. The online auction will transition to a live event that begins tonight at 7:30 PM.

Unable to attend the live event? Proxy bids placed in the online auction will be carried forward to the live auction where we will bid on your behalf in $10 increments up to your maximum bid. You have until 3:00 PM AST to enter proxy bids in the online auction.

What is a Proxy Bid? A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you are willing to spend and we will bid for you up to that amount. For example, if an item is currently selling for $20 and you enter a proxy bid of $50, we will bid for you in $10 increments until the selling price goes over $50. At that point, you will be outbid and someone else will be the leading bidder. You will never owe more than your maximum proxy bid amount.

If you would like to place a proxy bid but do not wish to register for a 32auctions account, please contact us by email at

Auction Timeline
7 February, 9:00 am*: Online bidding begins.
14 February, 3:00 pm: Online bidding ends. Leading high bids become opening bids at the live auction. All proxy bids, whether online or in person, must be received by this time.
14 February, 7:30 pm: Live auction begins. Proxy bids are carried out against live bids.
15 February: Winning Proxy Bidders are notified.

*All times are Atlantic Standard Time (AST)

About The Sweetest Little Thing

Presented in partnership on Valentine’s Day since 1999, The Sweetest Little Thing has become a seasonal highlight in Sackville.

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

Owens Art Gallery:

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre:

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Live Event Information

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick

Tickets $5
Available in advance at the Owens Art Gallery, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and Thunder & Lightning. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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If you've never been to the Sweetest Little Thing or you want to relive the memories, these videos capture the fun of the night: