H’Arts Auction to Benefit Schack Art Center On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the Schack Art Center held its 34th annual H’Arts (Helping the Arts) Benefit Auction at the Xfinity Arena. More than 300 guests attended the social event, which included three silent auctions and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Ian Lindsay. More than $250,000 was raised to support the Schack’s exhibits and outreach programs, including $90,000 earmarked for the arts education program that funds teacher training, field trips, student art contests, and free monthly arts events for teenagers. Local artists, including James Madison, Dan & Joi LaChaussee, Cheri O’Brien, and Jack Gunter, donated more than 300 fantastic works of art and art experiences to the auction. Incredibly, the auction even included the opportunity to bid on a once-in-a-lifetime studio visit and lunch with artist Chuck Close in New York City. For more information on supporting the Schack Art Center, visit schack.org.