Embracing Brave Art for the Heart Gala 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

CELEBRATING Courage, Resilience, and Milestones.

NEW LOCATION: C3, Corvallis Community Center

(2601 NW Tyler Street, Corvallis)


$500 VISA Card Raffle Winner: Melissa W!!

MikeMcInally Image of seated man with short cropped goatee
MC Mike McInally
logo for horsepower productions Circular

Artisan Desserts

8×8 Artworks for Purchase

Program & Live Auction*

Online Auction with fun ways to support community arts and The Arts Center

photo of woman with grey hair, striped shirt next to a small sculpture
Hester Coucke
Charlene and Her Champagne Brutes

The 8×8 Art Galley and Online Auction open immediately following the ArtBar 8×8 Artist Reception, Thursday, September 22, 4-7 pm (details below)

*NEW: If you can’t make the Gala and need a Proxy Bidder for any Live Auction item, contact Cynthia@theartscenter.net.

Thank You to our Embracing Brave Event Sponsors!

Oregon State Credit Union

Dava Behrens, Real Estate Broker

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Join us for ARTBAR!

The 8×8 Art Gallery Artist Reception

Thursday, September 22, 4-7 pm

Preview the 8×8 Art Gallery with a Cocktail, Nibbles and Dessert

Thanks to ArtBar Sponsors:

4 Spirits Distillery

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center

Following two years of creative pivots and organization-wide transformation, we are deeply inspired by the brave people who found so many ways to sustain the arts through this time. In this spirit, we are excited to share Embracing Brave as The Arts Center’s 2022 theme for program activities including our Art for the Heart Gala Benefit Fundraiser October 1. 

Embracing Brave is about overcoming obstacles, taking first steps, finding new passions, helping persist, and celebrating milestones. Below are just a few of the Embracing Brave stories we have shared this past year:

Photo of two 9 year olds holding artwork pieces in front of wall of artwork
First Time Howland Community OPEN Participants
Sculpted head of woman with short dark hair and glasses
Exploration into ones 80s
hand holding set of keys as a weapon
Telling stories that need to be heard #ustoo
Image of Juliana Souther, a young woman dark hair, mask, asian features
Examining ones self-identity

Join us in inspiring community creativity through our Embracing Brave Art for the Heart Gala

We are excited to build on a long-term relationship with arts in health champions Samaritan Health Services. Our Fall main gallery exhibition Through a Veterans Lens will present photos with the unique perspective of veterans of military service. The exhibit will be the backdrop for the Embracing Brave, Art For the Heart Gala 2022 and other activities leading up to it.

As our most important fundraiser of the year, your participation as sponsors, auction donors, purchasers, bidders, and event attendees helps ensure a resounding success.

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