2023 Art Auction / Play
HNCO / Hospice of Knox County and Mount Vernon Players are partnering to present a special two week series of events, October 26-Nov 5, 2023. The collaboration will commence on October 26 with the He(Arts) for Hospice Art Gala featuring artwork donated by local artists. The artwork on display will be part of an online Art Auction where patrons can bid on their favorite pieces for the duration of the two weeks. The gala is FREE and open to all in the community. Complimentary hors 'doeurves will be served and a cash bar will be open. Local harpists, artists, players and HNCO staff will be present to greet guests and dressed in their finest Victorian dresses, suits, and hats. Early 20th century attire is encouraged for all visitors but not required.
Following the Art Gala and preview will be a production of The Canterville Ghost performed by the Mount Vernon Players. The Canterville Ghost is a play by Oscar Wilde and presented with permission by The Dramatic Publishing Company. It is a story of forgiveness, love, and a child who befriends a mischievous ghost trying to scare the family back to America. Tickets for the play on October 26 are limited and must be purchased in advance of the show.
The gallery space will be open throughout the two weeks for visitors to view the artwork in person before they bid if they so desire. A catalog of the pieces will be available online and in print. Please check back for more details on gallery hours and for a link to the catalog and bidding site as we get closer to the kick-off on October 26. Please check our Facebook pages for updates and sneak peeks!
Additional show dates are listed below.
November 5 will wrap up the series of shows with Afternoon Tea. Tea and treats will be served while guests enjoy local harpists and an art demonstration followed by a live art auction. Fascinators and top hats are encouraged for all guests but not required. Following the tea will be an encore production of The Canterville Ghost.
See below for Sponsorship Opportunities. Deadline October 1.
For tickets, click the link at the bottom of this page or call/text 740.504.9399.
Artists who wish to donate, or if you have Art Gala/Auction questions please call 740.507.0072. Deadline October 2.
Williams Flowers and Wine
16 S Main St | Mt. Vernon
2nd & 3rd floor
Venue NOT ADA accessible
Tentative Gallery Hours:
Thurs, Oct 26: 6-9:30PM
Fri, Oct 27: 1-5PM, 7-8PM
Sat, Oct 28: 1-5PM, 7-8PM
Sun, Oct 29: 1-5PM
Mon, Oct 30: 1-5PM
Tues, Oct 31: 1-5PM
Wed, Nov 1: 1-5PM
Thurs, Nov 2: 1-5PM
Fri, Nov 3: 1-5PM, 7-8PM
Sat, Nov 4: 1-5PM, 7-8PM
Sun, Nov 5: 11AM-5PM
Art Gala & Online Auction | 6:00PM-8:00PM
• gala open to all • hors d’oeuvres • cash bar • local harpists & artists • online art auction • early 20th century attire encouraged •
Canterville Ghost Production | 8:00PM ($30)
(Tickets for the performance on October 26 are separate from the Gala and must be purchased in advance)
Additional Performance Dates/Times ($20)
(Early Purchase Before October 6, $18)
October 27 | 8:00PM
October 28 | 2:00PM Matinee
October 28 | 8:00PM
November 3 | 8:00PM
November 4 | 2:00PM Matinee
November 4 | 8:00PM
Afternoon Tea | 12:30PM ($30)
• tea & treats • local harpists • art demonstration • live & online art auction • fascinators and top hats encouraged •
Canterville Ghost Matinee | 2:00PM
(Tickets for the Afternoon Tea include the Matinee performance)
Coming Soon: Link and info on Art Auction
Proceeds to benefit HNCO / Hospice of Knox County & Mount Vernon Players, 501(c)3 Non-Profits.