The Sweetest Little Thing Art Auction

February 2021
09:00 AM AST
February 2021
10:27 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.

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 Sunday, 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’s auction will be accompanied by a live Virtual Variety Show that will count down the last two-hours of the auction. Emceed by Geordie Miller and Tori Weldon, this event will feature performances from Julie Doiron, Klarka Weinwurm, Steve Lambke, The Queer Mummer, and special guest appearances from local artists and community members such as Jerry Ropson and Izzy Francolini—plus a few other surprises for good measure!

Like in the “before times,” there will be an abundance of fun, including a cake raffle (cake provided by Cranewood Bakery), a socially distanced best-dressed competition, and a post-event Zoom Dance Party hosted by Graeme Patterson.

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
Sunday, 14 February 2021, 8:00 pm AST
Zoom/Facebook Live

Virtual Variety Show
8:00-10:00 pm AST
Register to receive a Zoom link:
You can also catch the show on Facebook Live:

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

Share photos of your favourite Sweetest Little Thing memories, your 2021 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 on

The Sweetest Little Thing graphic and poster design by Hannah Bridger

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Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre:

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