ArtReach Dine and D'art Gives Guests a Run for Their Money

Guests get an artwork(out) hurrying to claim their favorite art pieces.

On Saturday, September 26th, ArtReach Denver will host its annual fundraising event, ArtReach Dine and D’art at Vehicle Vault, in Parker. A black tie affair with a twist, the event brings together local artists and art lovers for an evening of art appreciation, and sprinting.

The night begins with cocktails, followed by dinner and a live auction, but guests must wait until later for the highlight of the evening: the “dart.” Every guest is given the opportunity to pick a piece of original artwork (valued at $400 or more) on display to bring home with them, but they have to run for it. During the cocktail hour, guests have the opportunity to see the art, which ranges from paintings to sculptures to wearable art, all donated by local artists. Guests can chat with the creators and eye their favorites, but can’t get too attached. When the time comes to select the artwork, guests, who are encouraged to wear tennis shoes under their ball gowns and tuxedos, wait for their name to be called and then run to claim their favorite piece, before someone else can choose it.

Tickets are $250 a person, with proceeds from the event benefiting ArtReach, a local non-profit organization that exists to ensure people of all ages who struggle with physical, mental, behavioral or severe economic challenges have an opportunity to experience art and culture. ArtReach works with area schools and other organizations to provide these communities with tickets to cultural events, art workshops, and summer camps, in order to increase their exposure to the arts.

For more information about the organization, and to purchase tickets for the ArtReach Dine and D'art, please visit the ArtReach website.