Tickets on sale now for Hunter Underground 2013

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2012) –  Avant-Art, the Hunter Museum of American Art’s young-minded contemporary group will host Hunter Underground, Chattanooga’s most energetic, art-focused event, on Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning at 8 p.m.

This is the sixth year for Hunter Underground, an event that features great 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 huntermuseum.org in early February.

Smash and Grab

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 423.267.0968. 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 http://www.huntermuseum.org/welcome/hunter-underground.html   or call 423.267.0968 to purchase tickets by telephone.

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The Hunter Museum of American Art is located at 10 Bluff View in Chattanooga.  The Museum is open every day until 5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.  For more information the public may call the Museum at (423) 267-0968, or visit the Web site at www.huntermuseum.org.