By Clare Clarke and Lori Ann Kehler, 2021 Artclectic Patrons Party Chairs
As imagining and reinventing have become our lifelines, there’s hardly a more appropriate time to be celebrating your 25th year.
For so long, you have shown up for us. Time and time again, you have dazzled us with your floor-to-ceiling works of art, your inspiring artist conversations, and your unique ways of bringing together so many dear friends. And your Patrons Parties — with their delicious displays and full glasses — always fill USN's elegantly-draped gymnasium with the sounds of joyful art lovers and friends.
We can’t wait to celebrate your special anniversary this year, starting with the Patrons Party on Thursday, October 21 from 6:30–9:30 p.m. While this year’s Patrons Party will look different, we promise it will be one to remember. We can’t wait to be together again, and this is how we’re going to pull it off.
All attendees must have proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 48 hours of the start of the party. There will be health screening at the door, and all attendees must wear masks indoors. There will be a timed entrance schedule for the gallery to allow everyone the opportunity to peruse the art while being mindful of COVID-related guidelines. And, valuable volunteers will help make sure the process goes smoothly.
We'll have a tent set up outside for socializing, eating, and drinking so the merriment can continue beyond the art gallery in Sperling Gym. Please feel free to wear turf-friendly shoes and seasonally appropriate attire. We're going casual and comfortable this year.Patrons Party tickets are available for purchase
. Early bird pricing will be $100 per person from Monday, September 20 – Monday, October 4. Beginning on Tuesday, October 5, Patrons Party tickets will be $125 per person. Innovators tickets will be $250, allowing for 30 minute early access and an extra gift to the endowment. In addition to attending the special anniversary Patrons Party, ticket holders will also be given early access to Artclectic’s online show. The virtual show will exhibit all works available for physical viewing in Sperling Gym, as well as specific pieces reserved exclusively for online.
Thank you, Artclectic, for 25 years of show-stopping events. We are over the moon to be celebrating you in-person this year. Happy anniversary, and we’ll see you on Thursday, October 21.