One thing is certain: Art of the Deal is far from a typical fundraiser. It's a hybrid party with blackjack tables, a DJ, edgy entertainment, great food and a lively dance floor.
The annual semi-formal event is the area's premiere social and cultural party hosted by Mount Dora Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 3, in downtown Mount Dora.
Art of the Deal takes place at the Donnelly Park building and a large adjacent party tent. Once inside, party-goers encounter a body-art performance, red carpet photos, live art performances, plus catering by Pisces Rising and an open bar. The theme for this year’s event is “Through the Looking Glass.” Guests are encouraged to dress up in the Alice in Wonderland theme.
While the entertainment and gaming tables keep some guests busy, others flock to the expansive silent auction with items ranging from gift certificates, artwork, artisan jewelry, theme park tickets and other coveted items. Before the end of the night, all eyes are fixed on the friendly, yet competitive, live auction that tempts bidders with foreign travel and large works of original art.
Proceeds benefit the Mount Dora Center for the Arts to provide scholarships for children’s summer arts camp and to support youth outreach programs, educational classes and exhibits to the community. Art of the Deal will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.
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