The Sweetheart Auction raises funds for critical support services for cancer patients. Lavish live and silent auctions feature art, travel, dining, and more.
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Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s Sweetheart Auction Caitlin E. Jenkins
AUCTION The 14th annual Sweetheart Auction, to benefit the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, has become one of Santa Fe’s biggest charity events with attendance expected to top 800. The fundraiser supports important patient services and programs and provides nearly 50 percent of the revenue needed to provide these critical services. Catering for the dinner, including a decadent dessert buffet, is provided by Peas ‘n’ Pod. Complimentary wine and beer are available. The live and silent auctions offer dinners with local celebrities, artwork, jewelry, exotic trips to foreign and domestic destinations, and more.—Jervon Perkins
Sweetheart Auction, February 9, 5 pm, $100, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, cffnm.org
AUCTION Combining the pleasures of touring homes and looking at art, the Art of Home Tour provides the unique experience of viewing art from Santa Fe’s galleries placed in homes currently on the market in Santa Fe county. Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe and ARTsmart combine forces to put on this event. Ten percent of the artwork’s proceeds benefit ARTsmart. Properties on the self-guided tour include new construction, remodels, and historically significant structures. Saturday evening, head to La Fonda on the Plaza for ARTsmart’s annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is Shaping the Future, ARTsmart’s goal in providing visual arts instruction and programming for youth in Northern New Mexico. This year’s honorary artist is ceramicist Heidi Loewen, who worked with students at Santa Fe High School to create ceramic sculptures of shoes. The evening includes live and silent auctions and more special guests.—JP 18
ARTsmart’s Art of Home Tour and Annual Dinner and Auction
Art and architecture come together in the Art of Home Tour. It is a great way to support local artists and ARTsmart’s children’s programs.
Art of Home Tour, March 2–3, 12–4 pm, free, donations appreciated, various locations; ARTsmart’s Annual Dinner and Auction, March 2, 5:30–9:30 pm, $200, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, artsmartnm.org