Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Gallery at Brasswood
Original Art Auction with Fritz Hatton
Artisan Hors d’Oeuvres / Live Music
Brasswood & Other Local Wines
Can’t make it to the event?
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The backstory: A Labor of love
We are happy to welcome you to our second annual “History Becomes Art” fundraiser. This has been a labor of love for the St. Helena Historical Society and we are delighted to be offering you an afternoon of wine, food, music and the opportunity to obtain art that represents the history of our community. Our first event was a tremendous success, thanks to our artist participants and all who attended!
This event has been organized to help raise funds to establish a permanent home for our collection. With such a facility, the public will be able to learn about the history of our area and enjoy some of the amazing historical artifacts that have been so generously donated to us over the past 16 years.
Inspired by Thomas. Our event came about through artist Thomas Arvid, who is known for his passion for art and wine and is a collector of both, as you will see on his Artist Page. Thomas suggested that the Historical Society should do an art fundraiser depicting our historic photos as seen through the eyes of artists of this era. We reached out to our local artists, Thomas reached out to a few of his artist friends and you will have the chance to see their work here and, of course, at our event. We are thrilled with the number of artists who have come forward to support us!
The artwork is pouring in, so check in again
We are continually updating this site as our artists complete their works, so please come back again and again to view the latest additions. Each artist has their own page showing the artwork with dimensions, the historic photo (with description) that inspired it, and the artist bio and website link.
Lively showman Fritz Hatton, the bow-tied auctioneer with a BA and an MBA from Yale — one of the nations leading wine auctioneers — will facilitate the sales. His incredibly warm, fun and exuberant personality will keep you entertained and you may not even realize that you just purchased a painting!
Learn about Fritz Hatton >
The Committee has worked tirelessly for many months to make the 2nd annual “History Becomes Art” a classy, fun, and memorable event. You rock!