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Good Morning!


We are so excited to welcome you to The Raft tomorrow evening. Doors open at 5:30 and unwrapping begins promptly at 6:00 PM. Please plan to arrive by 6 to make sure we can get started on time.


We are so excited to have Little Cake performing for us again this year!


In addition to delicious hors d'oeuvres and a selection of fine wine, we are so excited to offer a seltzer tasting from our new neighbors Twin Petrels Seltzer Company.


Their master brewer will be on hand to answer questions about their brand new kitchen, brewery, and bar.


On your way out you'll grab your special gift bag! This year in addition to your artwork from the lottery, you will also receive a BONUS work by either Monica Angle or Bethany Krull...PLUS your ticket also automatically enters you into the door prize raffle, and a chance to win an original painting by Toma Yovanovich.


All the details of the lottery are below! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:30pm with unwrapping beginning promptly at 6:00pm


WHERE: The Raft at 1255 Niagara Street, FL 2 ( We are on the second floor). Look out for the pink SEE ART HERE sign.


PARKING: Parking is available on Niagara street and in the lots adjacent to and across the street from our building.


HOW: You will get your assigned lottery number as you walk in! If you get number 40 in the lottery, you will have your choice of 39 other unwrapped works of art or the last wrapped piece. Even if you get number one DO NOT WORRY! No one leaves unhappy, that's our guarantee.


DETAILS: Your ticket admits you and a plus one to the party and entitles the holder to one curated ready to hang artwork valued between $400 and $1200.


You will also get a SNEAK Preview of our next exhibition which opens to the public this Friday!

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Serenity Now features 7 women from across the globe. The artists have very different practices, working in a variety of media, but with a common thread that connects them.


With unique and thought provoking viewpoints, each woman's perspective evokes a feeling of tranquility- a much needed state of being, amidst the mayhem.

Frank Costanza (Seinfeld season 9, episode 3), implored us to join in as he screamed this mantra, "Serenity Now", and so we have.


Rebecca Allan (New York, NY)

Monica Angle (Buffalo, NY)

Chang Ya Chin (Hong Kong/ New York, NY)

Augustina Droze (Beijing, China)

Hillary Waters Fayle (Richmond, Virginia)

Polly Little (Buffalo, NY)

Colleen Toledano (Buffalo, NY)

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