Friends of the arts can provide support and dance the night away all in the same evening on April 29 in Farmville.

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is throwing a Beaux-Arts Bash from 8 p.m. to midnight that evening to support its collections, said LCVA Executive Director Rachel Talent Ivers.

Proceeds will go toward new acquisitions as well as the “care, preservation and interpretation of works in our possession,” said Ivers. “Collections are cultivated just as one would care for a garden. We identify and acquire works that fit in our collecting priorities, weed out those that are not and tend carefully to what we hold in the public trust.”

Those interested in attending can choose from several options:

  • Individual tickets are $75 per person.
  • Emerging artist benefactor tickets are $125 per person, which includes early event access and a complimentary ticket allowing a graduating Longwood visual arts major to attend the event at no charge.
  • Sponsorships start at $250.

The benefactor tickets provide a wonderful networking opportunity for Longwood’s “newly minted artists,” said Ivers. “The students have the chance to talk about their art— which will be on view that night at the LCVA—with potential patrons, as well as celebrate their accomplishments.”

Also during the evening, the LCVA will announce the work selected as its traditional purchase from the senior exhibition.

For additional information about tickets, contact Beverley Roberts at robertsbm@ or 434-395-2551; for sponsorship information, contact Ivers at iversrt@ or 434-395-2404.

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