Gallery Forty-Two has announced it will host a grand opening gala on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., officially unveiling the newly restored historic building at 42 East Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. The event will double as a fund-raiser benefiting Riley Hospital for Children’s Creative Arts Therapy Program.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will join Gallery Forty-Two in hosting the invitation-only gala, which will include hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, live music and art appreciation. Money will be raised through guest donations, silent auction items and 10% of any sales on event night.
“Whenever I have a chance to be a part of an event benefiting kids in my community, I try my best to get involved and do what I can,” said Reggie Wayne. “For me, it’s great to get out and meet new people by supporting the opening of a new art gallery in town, all while helping raise money for kids in need at Riley.”
“We are thrilled to have Reggie be a part of our grand opening celebration,” said Curt Hunter, partner at Gallery Forty-Two. “He has been such a great representative of our city for so many years. Reggie’s participation will not only make our opening more memorable, but it will also ensure we maximize our contribution to Riley Hospital.”
The gallery’s public opening will be Friday, September 26.
About Gallery Forty-Two
Gallery Forty-Two is a European-inspired retail art gallery offering collectors classical pieces from masters of sculpture such as Salvador Dali, Frederick Hart, Boban Ilic, Tuan Nguyen and M.L. Snowden. In addition to sculpture, the gallery features wall art consisting of original paintings, giclee reproductions and bas relief pieces.
About SECOND FLOOR
SECOND FLOOR at Gallery Forty-Two is a niche gallery featuring artwork specific to the sports and entertainment industries. Mixing sports, music and pop-culture imagery, SECOND FLOOR elevates entertainment art into the realm of fine art.
About Riley Child Life: Creative Arts Therapy Program
The Riley Child Life Program seeks to minimize the stress and anxiety children often experience by using therapeutic activities that address patients’ and families’ social, emotional and educational needs during hospitalization. Within Child Life, the Creative Arts Therapy Program promotes healing, diversion, self-expression and normalization for children through art, music and dance.