Art Affair

Live auction bidding for Around the Corner. Photo by Mark Bettis, 2020 Art Affair.

OpenDoors of Asheville returns in 2022 with its largest annual fundraiser, the Art Affair, to be held on Saturday, March 5, at The Venue in downtown Asheville.

Tickets to Art Affair will go on sale Jan. 21: $125 general admission; $175 VIP.

“We Rise: Elevate, Educate, Celebrate” will offer art and travel lovers a unique opportunity to expand their collections and experiences, while celebrating the shared vision of a community that sees the potential of all children.

Proceeds directly support OpenDoors students moving to and through college by providing increased access to education, enrichment, and other thriving resources.

The Art Affair attracts hundreds of passionate donors every year with its highly anticipated art auction.

2022 Highlights Include:

  • Live and mobile auctions, featuring exceptional artwork and experiences donated by area artists and supporters.
  • Annual “To & Through” scholarship and Laureate of the Year awards
  • A creative arts presentation by OpenDoors students
  • New this year, a VIP UNC/Duke Watch Party
  • Food and signature drinks from WNC’s top chefs and mixologists
  • Live entertainment by regional musicians and DJs

OpenDoors of Asheville’s mission is to strengthen community by eliminating the race-based opportunity and achievement gaps for students through education.

Visit for tickets, updates on artists, experiences, auction items, live entertainment, and more!o get involved or learn more, contact us at or 828-777-1135.

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