SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host its annual For Art’s Sake Fundraiser on May 3.  The Art Center’s signature event includes a unique silent art auction featuring the work of over 100 New Jersey artists juried by an art committee, a Connoisseurs’ Salon of contemporary art work, festive cocktails, and premiere catering.

Co-chaired by Kelly Deere, Terri Friedman and Greg Smith, the event will also include a VIP Connoisseurs’ Reception on May 2.  For Art’s Sake VIP ticket holders will enjoy a special curator’s Art of Collecting Talk and have an exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists.  The evening will also include cocktails and light refreshments, a chance to preview the art and place a sealed bid prior to Saturday night’s auction.

For the past nine years, the For Art’s Sake event has helped raise over $300,000 annually, which directly benefits outreach programs including Artists with Disabilities and Arc, NJ Seeds and Young Scholars Program, SAGE Elder Care: Art from the Heart, The Connection for Women and Families, and other initiatives in Essex, Union, and Morris counties.  Arts educational and enrichment programs are also provided for more than 22 school districts across northern and central New Jersey.

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For Art’s Sake Silent Art Auction and Benefit

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

VIP Connoisseurs’ Reception

Friday, May 2, 2014

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

For ticket and additional information about the event, visit, or call 908 / 273-9121.