Astoria Visual Arts’ 8X8 Fundraiser Weekend Extravaganza

Astoria Visual Arts’ 8X8 Fundraiser Weekend Extravaganza


May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
All Day


Astoria Visual Arts Gallery
1000 Duane St, Astoria, OR, 97103

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Experience a convergence of art, culture, and community at Astoria Visual Arts’ three-day 8X8 weekend extravaganza fundraiser, May 31st to June 2nd. All events will take place at Astoria Visual Arts located at 1000 Duane St. in Astoria.

This spirited affair–celebrating AVA’s 35 years–promises an abundance of art-centered experiences. The festivities commence on Friday, May 31st with the 8X8: Bring a Date: Wine & Auction Preview Party from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. As dusk falls, attendees and art patrons will be treated to an enchanting evening of wine, chocolate, pastry tasting, and delectable nibbles. Renowned jazz virtuoso Joey Altruda and special guest vocalist Dinah Urell will grace the occasion with live music. Attendees will get exclusive access to silent auction and raffle items only available that evening, as well as a preview of artwork by renowned regional artists and the community exhibit, 8X8.

The festivities continue on Saturday, June 1st starting at 1:00pm with a day of enriching activities for 8X8: Be There & Be Square, a street party full of music and art. There will be a DJ and numerous art booths to explore and discover, something for every member of the family. 8X8: Be There & Be Square continues until 5:00pm.

Sunday, June 2nd marks the final opportunity to join in through spirited bidding on auction items, 8X8: Don’t Be Late. AVA will be open 11:00am to 3:00pm.

AVA includes artists with an array of viewpoints and experiences. A beacon of creativity and inclusivity within the region, Astoria Visual Arts, was first established in 1989 by visionary women artists. This nonprofit organization has become a cornerstone of community cohesion and artistic enlightenment through its thought-provoking exhibits. In nurturing the talents of both established and emerging artists, as well as writers, AVA provides invaluable professional development opportunities through various residencies. Additionally, it champions youth arts
education, fostering an environment of creativity and expression for the next generation.

Dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity, AVA’s initiatives extend beyond its gallery walls. Join us in celebrating the wealth of human expression and the transformative power of art. Our variety of programs would not be possible without the generous support of our local community of artists, members and business partners.

● 8X8: Bring a Date: Friday Night Wine & Auction Preview, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, $20 ticket
● 8X8: Be There & Be Square: Saturday Street Party, Art Activities, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
● 8X8: Don’t Be Late: Sunday Final Day for Silent Auction & Sale, 11:00am to 3:00pm, free.