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BLOOM! Gallery Aferro 20th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction & Party!

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bloom! 20 years of Gallery Aferro Art Auction and Party May 20, 2023

Art is in full bloom at Gallery Aferro’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction & Party. Celebrate two decades of ingenuity and advocacy in the home of fearless artistry on Saturday, May 20th from 7pm to 10pm with an exiciting auction to enlarge or establish your art collection. This year’s theme invites art lovers to don their most blossomy apparel as they live it up to great music, food, cocktails and prizes for a glorious cause. $350 prize for best hat! Open bar, open turntables, with vinyl spinning all night.

The annual fundraiser is vital in maintaining popular programming, like artist talks, educational outreach, community workshops, legacy work for women and LGBTQ+ elders, and year-round exhibitions featuring visual, literary and sound artists. But more notably, it also helps Aferro cut a new path to innovative projects and opportunities on the horizon, such as an in-house artwork printing co-op, more inclusive internship and fellowship programs, more resources for new artist commissions and paid engagements, and the continual development of Aferro’s role in spotlighting Newark as an arts education hub.
Returning this year, bidding-by-proxy and bidding-by-phone will allow art enthusiasts to continue to participate in the festivities even when they are unable to attend in-person. But for those who wouldn’t dare miss this special evening, be prepared to drape yourself in your most luscious attire and make your way to the verdant art-covered walls of Gallery Aferro for cake, cocktails and contests as the celebration of Newark’s oldest artist-run alternative arts space promises you a night you will never forget.
Tickets are available for $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Special VIP tickets with early access to artwork for sale and a VIP happy hour are also available for $125 in advance or $150 at the door. Gallery Aferro is located at 73 Market Street in Newark, New Jersey.
For more information or tickets visit or contact: Candace Nicholson, Gallery Director, (973) 353-9533,


May 20
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gallery Aferro


Gallery Aferro
73 Market St
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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