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Art, fashion and fundraising shine at Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's Art with Heart

By Austin Eller News Director

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's 15th annual Art with Heart Gala is quickly approaching with what is described as the non-profit's largest event of the year.

The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Lanier Technical College's Ramsey Conference Center in Gainesville. 

The gala, presented by Genesis Biosciences, provides critical funds for animals in the shelter's care and community.

"It is an art auction, both live and silent auction items," Humane Society Executive Director Allison Mayfield told AccessWDUN. "It's probably one of the biggest art auctions in the city. We also have a great dinner planned, some fun games planned. We have a dance floor this year ... we probably have about $80,000 worth of items to bid on."

The art auction will end at about 9:30 p.m. The attendee with the best Met Gala-inspired costume will also win a prize.

"It raises about $250,000 [annually] that goes into the care of the animals that we take in," Mayfield said. "We take in about 1500 to 1700 animals every year."

Mayfield said they were expecting about 400 people for the 15th annual event. She said the event is also important when it comes to public awareness.

"A lot of people still don't even know that we're around, or they confuse us with Hall County Animal Services," Mayfield said.

Tickets are available now by clicking here.

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