This year’s Stroll Through the Arts will bring back the silent auction, with all the objects correlating to the themes of this summer’s gallery exhibitions.
The annual Stroll Through the Arts fundraiser for art student scholarships will go off with a hitch this year — several hitches, actually. As guests arrive at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center at 5 p.m. Thursday, they will each have a name placed on their backs: one half of a famous artistic couple, like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, for example.
Last season, mid-afternoon on Thursday, July 21, the power went out while Lynn LeFauve and Jamie Jamison were in the middle of putting together the VACI Partners fundraising event, Stroll Through The Arts.
“We were in the gallery setting up, and it was really hot, just like it is now, and the electricity went out for 16 hours — the whole grid blew,” LeFauve said. The event’s co-chairs looked at each other: What would they do with the event, the band and all the food?
“The Athenaeum was fabulous,” LeFauve said. “We regrouped and reorganized for Sunday.”