TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local museum in Terre Haute is giving people the chance to add to their art collection.
The Swope Art Museum will be hosting a fundraising event on the third floor on Saturday, November 12. ‘The Dig Deal’ event will consist of over 100 pieces of art donated by local community members. Each piece will start at $99, and as the night progresses, pieces not purchased will drop in price until everything is sold.
“Not only is it a fundraiser, but we hope it’s a chance for other people who don’t normally come to the Swope to experience it and showcase what it has to provide for our community,” said Amber Cadick, committee member of The Big Deal event.
With the last Big Deal taking place over a decade ago, the art community is excited to bring back the event and open up more opportunities for the public to engage with local art.
“We’re really fortunate in the Wabash Valley to have several amazing artists. Not only have we had some of the members of the Swope donate from their private collections, but we have original artwork from some local artists in our community. I’m really excited to get them some recognition and allow for people to see the wonderful pieces of art we have in our community and also allow for people to have an opportunity to purchase gifts for the holidays that aren’t your typical Amazon purchase,” Cadick added.
The artworks donated have a wide range of styles, with impressionist and abstract paintings, as well as photography and jewelry, the Big Deal will have something for everyone.
Cadick said this event is a great opportunity for the museum.
“Terre Haute has this bad habit of underestimating what we have in our community and I think events like this really allow us to showcase the wonderful things that we have in this city right here,” Cadick said. “You don’t have to go to Indianapolis to experience art you can just come to downtown Terre Haute.”
Tickets are available for purchase ahead of time for $25 through November 11. You can buy tickets online here, and tickets purchased at the door will be $35.