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The Sweetest Little Thing Fundraising Art Auction

The Sweetest Little Thing
February 2023
09:00 AM AST
February 2023
10:13 PM AST

The Sweetest Little Thing Fundraising 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, bidding will take place entirely online. Artworks will be available to preview in-person 7 - 14 February at the Owens.

Bidding ends on Tuesday, 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 and Struts contact you occasionally by email.

About The Sweetest Little Thing

Celebrate art and community at the 25th annual Sweetest Little Thing!

At the heart of The Sweetest Little Thing is a silent auction featuring artworks donated by local, regional, and national artists. Emceed by Quinn Waylaing and Tori Weldon, this year’s event will feature karaoke with Graeme Patterson, a scavenger hunt, a raffle for an epic cake donated by Cranewood on Main Bakery and Café, and other fabulous prize packs… plus a few other surprises! Gather in your fanciest dress, snap a photo at the Instant Lovin’ Photo Booth, and get ready to partake in some dancing!

Valentine's Day
Wednesday 14 February @ 7:00 PM
Owens Art Gallery
Admission by donation
Masks encouraged

Extra-special pink, magenta, and red KN95 masks will be available to keep us looking festive. Available for free in both child and adult sizes.

Follow us on social media for behind-the-scenes access, live event updates, and to share The Sweetest Little Thing love from near or far.

Share photos of your favourite Sweetest Little Thing memories, your outfits, and the works you are most excited to bid on by tagging us @OwensArtGallery and @StrutsGallery and follow us to see what others are wearing, sharing, and loving.

As you look forward to seeing your Sackville friends, take a moment to listen to the 2024 Sweetest Little Thing Jingle, ( written by Sackville folk trio sweethearts Blue Horse (Julia Feltham, Gaelen Olinski, and Steve Haley), and relive Sweetest Little Thing memories of years gone by through the video scrapbook @

2024 Sweetest Little Thing graphics by Kaya Panthier

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