smART Art Auction To Be Held Sept. 21

Friday, August 11, 2017

The public is invited to the annual smART art auction benefiting Southern Lit Alliance on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. 
 
"Please join us for a stylishly curated art auction of original work by a variety of regional artists. The proceeds from the evening benefit So Lit's high-impact community outreach programs. This memorable evening includes delicious catering by SwissAm, funky music by Moose Truck, and libations by Riverside Wine and Spirits. 
 
"The event benefits Southern Lit Alliance outreach programs which seek to promote readership across all age groups and provide personalized literary arts programs that develop creativity and curiosity. Programs such as Theatre Express, Writers in Classrooms, Creative Writing Workshops for Teachers, and the annual Young Southern Student Writers competition are mainstays in the Chattanooga community. So Lit Outreach enriches the education of countless students in elementary, high school, and college classrooms.  Later this fall, So Lit will also host the SouthWord Literary Festival," officials said.
 
Tickets for the event are $75 a person and can be purchased at www.SouthernLitAlliance.org/smart.

The event is presented by Memorial Hospital and sponsored by Publix, SunTrust, and Scenic City Equestrian Center.



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