Hunter Underground Returns Feb. 23

Friday, February 1, 2013

Avant-Art, the Hunter Museum of American Art’s young-minded contemporary group, will host Hunter Underground on Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning at 8 p.m.

This is the sixth year for Hunter Underground, an event that features food, beverages, entertainment and a chance to party in the basement of the Hunter Museum. The event also offers a silent auction of art geared toward the new collector. 

Works in the silent auction are from local and regional artists and galleries. A preview of the silent auction items will be available at in early February.

One of the most popular elements of Hunter Underground is the Smash and Grab gallery. With a suggested donation of $25, Hunter Underground attendees can be entered into a drawing. Names will be drawn throughout the night. Attendees whose tickets are drawn have 30 seconds to enter the Smash and Grab gallery to grab a work of art to add to their personal collections.

“Smash and Grab is a fun way to add to or begin a personal art collection,” said Lindsay Richardson, Avant-art committee chair. “The key is to buy multiple chances so you’re more likely to take home one of the works by some very well-known artists.” 

Hunter Underground is sponsored by FirstBank and Brewer Media, and tickets may be purchased via the Hunter’s website or by calling 267-0968. Advance tickets are $40 per person for members of Avant-Art, $50 for non-Avant-Art members. Tickets are $60 at the door. Tickets include event admission, food, beer, wine, signature cocktails and soft drinks.

Tickets are required. Attendees much be 21 or older. Visit or call 267-0968 to purchase tickets by telephone.

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