Annual Spring Gala and Art Auction

Held on the beautiful grounds of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center

On Saturday, June 10th, 2017, the American River Natural History Association (ARNHA), joined with the Sacramento Fine Arts Center to present the eighth annual Art Where Wild Things Are, an art show, auction and gala celebrating interpretations of the natural world. This event brought together art patrons, philanthropists, artists and nature-lovers for what has become the most important fundraiser of the year for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, a non-profit education and visitor center operated as a community service by ARNHA.

The art show, featuring creative interpretations of local nature in a variety of media, was juried by well-known local artists.

We were pleased to welcome Cecily Hastings as the 2017 Honorary Event Chair, and Edie Lambert as the emcee. The evening gala featured delicious food from a Global Gourmet Caterer, beverages, music, and silent and live auctions of juried artwork. Free valet parking was provided at the event.

About the Auctioneer: We were very excited to introduce auctioneer Yve Rojas, representing KLM Auctions, host of the live auction. Yve is a leading national benefit auctioneer with a passion for art. Based in Kansas City, she has performed at auctions across the U.S., including the Annual BUILD Gala in San Francisco. 


This event has past. We hope you'll join us at next year's Gala.

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