The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia will serve as host to Art with Heart, an art showing and silent auction scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.
The premiere fundraising event will raise money for the shelter's operations and the animals in its care.
"Most of our fundraising events are sporting events, such as our golf tournament and 5K run," says Rick Aiken, president of the Humane Society. "We wanted to host a new event with a festive focus that would appeal to a different type of animal welfare supporter."
The benefit will take place at Grove Street Station, 610 Grove St. in Gainesville. It will feature fine art, folk art, pottery and sculpture donated by renowned regional and local artists including Anne Brodie Hill, Rosemary Dodd, Jane Taylor, Amanda Carder, Janet Cornett, Betty Romberg and Craig Corbin. All artwork will be available for silent auction during the event.
The event also will showcase local musical artists April Cummings and Chad Bowmar plus entertainment by magician Jeff McClure. A heavy hors d'oeuvre buffet and cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $50 per person; sponsor tables for eight are $500. A limited number of tickets and tables are available; RSVP is requested by Friday. Remaining seats will be sold at the door.
To purchase tickets, or for more information about being a sponsor or donating artwork, please call Julie Edwards at 770-532-6617.