May 4, 2022

New Hope Arts Center 20th Anniversary Gala

ART FOR A CAUSE: Unique works by regional artists including Rye Tippett, pictured here, will be auctioned at the “Honoring the Past, Creating the Future” Gala on May 24 to honor of the New Hope Arts Center’s 20th anniversary.

New Hope Arts Center (NHA) has announced its “Honoring the Past, Creating the Future” Gala in honor of its 20th anniversary. The gala will be held at Hotel Du Village in New Hope, Pa., on May 24 and benefit the arts center’s programming and future expansion initiatives. In addition, the evening will offer silent and live auctions hosted by New Hope Mayor and NHA Chairman of the Board Laurence Keller. The auction will feature unique works, ranging from fine art to sculptures, from some of the region’s prized artists including Robert Beck, Malcom Bray, Kevin Kopil, Michelle Lester, Justin Long, Sean Mount, and Rye Tippett.

“We are delighted to see that founder Robin Larsen’s nascent vision continues to grow and come to life,” said Keller. “It’s not only an honor, but a true community inspiration to be part of New Hope Arts and witness the reality of our collective passion and commitment. Our area’s arts scene is truly elevating, and I’m proud to say that the New Hope Arts Center has been a valuable and treasured contributor and surely deserves celebrating. I’m eager to be at the auction podium to engage the community for one of New Hope’s greatest causes on May 24.”

In addition to the auctions, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, small plates, libations, and live music by New Hope’s Bob Egan, while meeting fellow supporters and board members to learn about the future, transformational plans for the arts center.

“This Gala is a true celebration of all the artists, patrons, members, volunteers, and others who have passionately supported our institution for the past two decades,” said NHA Executive Director Carol Cruickshanks. “Having everyone in the same room, energized by our next chapter, is simply exhilarating. Our auctions for the evening will not only raise funds, but showcase the quality and generosity of work and opportunities provided by our participating arts community.”

Tickets are $150 per guest and parking is free. For more information or to purchase a sponsorship and/or tickets, contact Treacy Broadhead at (267) 740-2653, email, or visit