AVA’s silent auction fundraiser Flourish had a rejuvenated feel this year! Former Executive Director Bente Torjusen was back greeting people at the entrance to the galleries, Interim Director Hilde Ojibway mingled with party-goers inside, and the Fred Haas Trio kept the pace lively. The unpredictable spring weather co-operated with a beautiful evening, and the AVA spirit was alive and well!

So many of our AVA family participated to make this year’s silent auction a smashing success: staff, board members, and our incredible volunteers all pulled together to put on a fabulous party. AVA artists and members donated an amazing amount of high-quality artwork, and our local businesses outdid themselves with their donations this year. But most of all, it was the community of AVA supporters who came Saturday night and filled the galleries with their enthusiasm, dancing, and spirited bidding who made the night so special. Thank you everyone, for ensuring that AVA will flourish!