Acts of generosity, like tales of unrequited love, have been known to inspire countless bestselling books, movies, and cryptic, heart-shaped tattoos. Pair your heart with the arts with today’s Groupon to Local Arts for Healthy Hearts, a benefit for the American Heart Association, held on April 23 at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. Choose between the following two options:
- For $25, you get a general-admission ticket (a $50 value).
- For $100, you get a VIP ticket package including two tickets (a $200 value).
Local Arts for Healthy Hearts raises funds for a trio of art- and heart-loving groups—the American Heart Association, the Triton Museum of Art, and local artists—with live music, tasty eats, and an auction of more than 40 original creative works. General-admission guests enjoy complimentary sustenance, frolicking at the wine, cheese, and dessert stations as they mingle and tingle with artistic inspiration. Aspiring starlets can pose for glamorous headshots in the red-carpet photo booth or study the poise and polish of real live celebrities in attendance. James Bond lookalikes and Liberace stunt doubles can also sip fancy drinks—available for an additional charge—at the bar.
Between social bursts, attendees can point their pupils toward a slew of for-auction art. Auction registration is free for ticket holders, enabling guests to openly ogle their favorite works. In addition to the three-hour main event, VIP sponsors also gain entry to the preauction mixer featuring an open bar, comedy performance, and opportunities to converse with and critique the artists' work, attire, and break-dance moves. Doors open for VIP ticket package holders at 5:30 p.m., while general admission begins at 7 p.m.