TFAC Hosts Silent Auction to Benefit Red Bell Run
Posted at 11:32 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022
On the evening of September 29, The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run in Columbus, which specializes in the care of rescued and special-needs equines, hosted “Sanctuary in Bloom” at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, billed as an evening of art and wine centered on an art auction fundraiser.
Earlier this month, TFAC launched the exhibition Animals of Red Bell Run: Flora and Fauna, a collaboration between photographer Monica Stevenson and his artistic partners Preston Wainwright, Thomas Ignatius, Sean Smith, aand the Sanctuary. Local support was clearly there for the ‘Sanctuary in Bloom’ event, which was well attended and even brought out bestselling authors Mary Alice Monroe and Delia Owens.
Sanctuary Founder Mary Adams said, “Monica has done a wonderful job showcasing our rescues, and we really appreciate all the support from the community and the Tryon Arts Center for hosting the Sanctuary exhibit and auction. ‘works of art.
There was a lot for attendees to appreciate, as well as the beautiful photos of the many rescue equines. There were pasture tables by Charcuterthree and tastings of wines from Mountain Brook Vineyard which were made from grapes from the Red Bell Run vineyards. The evening included silent and live auctions, piano music and floral styles from Bodega Noir. All proceeds will support the Sanctuary’s equine lifelong care and community outreach programs.
And if the hundred rescue horses benefiting from the event were not there, they never denied themselves. The live and silent auctions featured many exquisite works of art for horse lovers and even a donkey-lovers package consisting of an old-fashioned pintail on the game of the donkey.