Anyone looking for unique gifts, date ideas, vehicle maintenance tools, or beautiful, practical home and garden items should plan to attend the 9th Annual Arts Night, sponsored by the Nell J Redfield Memorial Hospital Foundation. After two years of cancellation due to COVID-19, the Soirée des Arts will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Event Center of the Parc des Expositions. Admission is free, but you’ll want to bid on items in the live and silent auctions. All proceeds will be used to upgrade patient rooms in the acute care wing.
More than 60 baskets and gift cards donated by businesses, organizations and individuals will be part of the live and silent auctions. The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. with emcee Steve Daniels as auctioneer. Items for the live auction include watercolors by Dianne Adams, a 3-night stay in a 20-person cabin at Island Park donated by Jim Everson, and a ring of fire built and donated by Josh Profaizer.
The silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will continue throughout the evening with auctions on groups of baskets closing at different times. Plan to be there early to place your bids on the items you want, as bidding on “A” table items will end at 7:00 p.m.
Silent Auction baskets will contain artwork, scrapbooking supplies, overnight stays at the Black Swan Inn and Hotel Malad, tickets to the Iron Door Playhouse, Hale Center Theater and Tuacahn, merchandise beauty and health products, toys, tools, decorative pumice rock and floor conditioner, car/truck accessories, pet supplies, pillows and sheets, blankets and quilts, cleaning products, cleaning supplies, lawn and garden supplies, hats, bags and tote bags, many restaurant gift cards and other great gifts for yourself or others. Many companies made generous cash donations to the event.
The arts night will feature works by very talented local artists Annie Brower (resin art), Cody Brower (aluminum anthill sculpture), Bob Crowther (photography), Lois, Rosemary and Don Lee Hess (oil painting). oil), Linda Lundquist (oil painting) and Tony McClain (taxidermy). Dianne Adams’ students will exhibit their watercolor art. Artwork by Malad Elementary School 4th and 5th graders and Malad Middle and High School art students will be on display. Refreshments will be provided by Malad High School Culinary Arts students. The Malad High School baseball team will help set up and take down for the event.
Raffle tickets will be on sale for a one-of-a-kind bell sculpture donated by Doug Adams at Arts Night. Greeting cards featuring photographs of local scenes by local photographers and vintage cookbooks with recipes from former hospital staff will be on sale.