February 28, 2020

Let’s ring in the Leap Year together!

This year, The Sweetest Little Thing will take place on 28 February 2020 at 7:30 PM
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University

The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre in Sackville, NB. Every dollar raised goes directly to supporting programming at both galleries.

Bid on artworks donated by artists from across the country and beyond. As always, there will be an abundance of fun, including the ever-popular cake walk, the Instant Lovin’ photo booth, and a variety of treats from the Sweet Little Things table.

Get dressed for the occasion! This year’s “Best Dressed” winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Hounds of Vintage. The “Best Cake” winners will receive a gift certificate from one of three Sackville cafés: The Black Duck Café, Cackling Goose Market or Cranewood on Main. If you would like to donate a cake, please contact Rachel Thornton at owens@mta.ca.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Owens Art Gallery, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, or Thunder & Lightning Ltd. All are welcome to attend this much-anticipated event.

Online bidding begins Friday, 14 February 2020 @ 9:00 AM AST: www.sweetestlittlething.ca

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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 last year’s event—fancy dress, feverish bidding, cakewalk and all!

Jingle by Obediah Anderson & Dashiel Edson

This event is made possible by the generosity of local, national, and internationally recognized artists who have established connections with our galleries and who are part of our community.

Venue Access
The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second floor gallery is not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the second floor. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.

Bathrooms (women’s and men’s) are located in the basement and are not wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the basement.

There are two reserved accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery.