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Art and animals come together for fundraiser
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia will host its Art with a Heart fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

Art lovers with an affinity toward four-legged creatures can satisfy both of their passions during the Art with Heart benefit.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia will host the annual benefit art auction from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Chattahoochee Country Club, 3000 Club Drive, in Gainesville.

Tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple, which includes a heavy hors d’oeuvre buffet and a complimentary wine bar. Tickets may be purchased by calling 770-532-6617 or

This year marks the sixth year for the fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting HSNEGA’s mission of supporting at-need animals in the community through spay/neuter/wellness services and rescue/adoption.

“We have been so grateful for the community’s generous support of Art with Heart,” HSNEGA’s Executive Director Julie Edwards said. “Every year, we’ve added new artists. We already have 100-plus committed donations for 2015 and expect it to be our best year yet.

“It’s a great way to acquire a wonderful item for your home while supporting a great cause.”

The event will feature fine art, folk art, pottery, woodworking, sculpture and other types of artwork donated by renowned national and regional artists such as Amanda Carder Lovett, Pat Burd, Lydia Ferguson, Janet Cornett and Jay Kemp. All artwork will be available for silent auction during the event. Many pieces will have starting bids as low as $10.

Other art items will be for sell. Non-art items for auction include a HSNEGA Birthday Party and a spa package. Live entertainment will be provided by Gainesville native and singer-songwriter Matthew Thomas.