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The Tearmann Society for Abused Women is marking its 25th annual Celebration of Art auction and draw this Friday at The Museum of Industry.

In anticipation of the event’s anniversary, the Tearmann board is sticking true to the format of the event that has served them well for the past two and a half decades and adding a little sprinkle of new to celebrate the milestone.

With wall to wall art, drinks, socializing, a silent auction and art draw, the event has a bit of something to offer everyone, and with dozens of paintings from different artists with different styles, there is sure to be a masterpiece that appeals to everyone.

This year’s milestone celebration and fundraiser promises more door prizes for attendees and some bigger auction items that board members are excited to put forth for the event.

“There’s going to be a bar this year,” said board member Brittany Davies about the anniversary event. Other than wine, which is regularly served, other spirits and even a signature cocktail for art lovers will be a part of the celebrations.

Last year, the sold-out event was a huge hit and the board is hoping to reach that mark again this year with nearly 400 guests hoping to attend the event. In total, 43 different artists will be displaying their works for auction or draw. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go back to the Tearmann Society to be used for various services and programs that are offered.

Tickets for the annual Celebration of Art are $40 each and are available at Big Al’s in New Glasgow for the May 3 event, beginning at 7 p.m.

Local artist Michael Vienneau works on ‘West River Morning’ one of two of his paintings that he is contributing to the Celebration of Art event organized by the Tearmann Society. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event that will take place at The Museum of Industry on May 3 as a fundraiser for the organization. (Submitted photo)