The Sweetest Little Thing

Annual fundraising art auction


The Sweetest Little Thing
Fundraising Art Auction

Wednesday 14 February @ 7:00 PM

At the Owens Art Gallery
Admission by donation

Celebrate art and community at the 25th annual Sweetest Little Thing!

At the heart of The Sweetest Little Thing is a silent auction featuring artworks donated by local, regional, and national artists. Emceed by Quinn Waylaing and Tori Weldon, this year’s event will feature karaoke with Graeme Patterson, a scavenger hunt, a raffle for an epic cake donated by Cranewood on Main Bakery and Café, and other fabulous prize packs, plus a few other surprises! Gather in your fanciest dress, snap a photo at the Instant Lovin’ Photo Booth, and get ready to partake in some dancing.

Masks are encouraged. Extra-special pink, magenta, and red KN95 masks will be available to keep us looking festive. Available for free in both child and adult sizes.

Bidding opens on 7 February @ 9:00 AM AST. Artworks will be available to preview in-person beginning 7 February at the Owens. This year, bidding will take place entirely online, so remember to bring your mobile device of choice.

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Share photos of your favourite Sweetest Little Thing memories, your outfits, and the works you are most excited to bid on by tagging us @OwensArtGallery and @StrutsGallery and follow us to see what others are wearing, sharing, and loving.

2024 Graphics by Kaya Panthier

The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery. Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting programming at both galleries. This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of local, national, and internationally recognized artists who have established connections with our galleries and who are part of our community.


Video Scrapbook

If you’ve never been to The Sweetest Little Thing, or if you have and you want to relive the memories, here is a little video-sampling of the past few years — fancy dress, feverish bidding, cakewalk and all!

Image Gallery


Listen to The Sweetest Little Thing Jingle by Sackville folk trio sweethearts Blue Horse (Julia Feltham, Gaelen Olinski, and Steve Haley)