ArtEast’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction 2018

April 2018

ArtEast reached out to GFS Events to assist in the planning of their annual Benefit Dinner and Auction. The team coordinated the venue and catering and oversaw the auction process as well as engaged with table captains and helped divide up tasks between committee members. The event brought in locals who value and are committed to supporting the visual arts as an integral part of the community.
Fun Fact
Dueling artists competed for the winning artist title. Guests could vote for their favorite piece by the artist and each piece was auctioned off at the end of the night.
"Working with GFS Events was a dream. The whole team was helpful, positive, and most importantly, focused on our success. We engaged their team late in the game and they helped us organize around a truly important principle-an auction is a fundraiser. This fundamentally changed the work we needed to do in to achieve able tasks, and by the time the auction started, we had a profound sense of calm, rather than the previous years of panic. With only a few months to work together, we found a more qualified audience, had better items and experiences to bid on, and had 34% more donations per donor than the year before, despite significantly less attendees due to Spring Break! GFS Events has auction planning down to a science. I would never want to do another without them."
Jennifer Wright
Executive Director