Art Affair 2015: “A Starry Night”

Parker Pfister Photo

Mark your calendars and start your engines! The OpenDoors volunteer team that dubbed itself “The Pit Crew” has been working nonstop to produce the most spectacular Art Affair event in OpenDoors of Asheville history.

On the evening of March 7th, 2015, all three Harmony Motors showrooms will be transformed into a gala galaxy to host the 6th annual OpenDoors of Asheville fundraiser, Art Affair 2015: A Starry Night.

The event is one of the largest art auctions in WNC and generates vital resources to uplift children living in poverty. Best of all, the proceeds generated that night directly support initiatives to empower and sustainably enrich the lives of Asheville’s underserved youth.

OpenDoors provides educational and enrichment opportunities and a supportive, personalized network that lifts children up so they can thrive. That’s why this community, a “constellation”of hardworking volunteers, talented artists, and generous sponsors like Harmony Motors, have teamed-up to make Art Affair 2015 an extraordinary celebration.

Art Affair 2015 will feature silent and live auctions of more than 75 items including many highly-collectible pieces donated by regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. The “live” auction will be conducted by Andrew Brunk of Brunk Auctions, Antiques Road Show, and formerly of Christie’s of NYC. In addition to exquisite local art, supporters can also bid on handcrafted jewelry, exciting travel experiences, and more.

Festivities include performances by an aerial dance troupe, live music, celestial stilt walkers, and scrumptiously authentic cuisine and signature libations from many of Asheville’s finest restaurants and social lounges.

Parker/Priddy Gallery + Studio fashion designer Brooke Priddy contributed her expertise to deck-out this year’s gorgeous art handlers, and Parker Pfister, named one of the “Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World” donated spectacular photography to help promote the event. Plus one of OpenDoor’s longtime art contributors, Grant Penny, created a one-of-a-kind piece exclusively for Art Affair 2015 promotion – and you’ll have a chance to bid on it!

Please join us for this special evening. Not only will you have a brilliantly wonderful time, but you’ll help provide life-changing support to children who live among us, right here in Asheville!

Art Affair 2015: Starry Night is at 7 p.m. (VIP reception 6:30 p.m.) on March 7th, 2015 at Harmony Motors, 621 Brevard Rd, Asheville. For more information please visit


Photograph by Parker Pfister for Art Affair 2015