SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey iwill host it’s annual For Art’s Sake event entitled “A Night in the Garden: Art Auction & Gala,” on March 28, with an Open House community event on March 29. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Art Center’s mission of bringing art and people together.

The For Art’s Sake fundraiser has been celebrated annually at the Art Center for almost a decade, with guests bidding on one-of-a-kind art donated by professional artists.

Attendees and will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, with this year's Gala held in the Art Center’s Main Gallery amongst the splendor of the current international garden exhibition by Australian artist Gary Carsley. 

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Sunday’s Open House will be a unique celebration of art and community. Open to all, the afternoon will feature different art workshops and demonstrations, and entertainment will be provided by Segunda Quimbamba, a percussion and dance ensemble from Jersey City, bringing Puerto Rico’s traditional Bomba and Plena drum music and dance to Summit. There will also be kid-friendly fare from a variety of food vendors. 

Tickets are available online at artcenternj.org.  The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 68 Elm Street.