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NMSU gallery to host Friends party for Valentine’s Day

Pop-up speed dating, a kissing photo booth and much more will be on display for the fourth annual “I Heart Art” Valentine’s Day Party at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University. The evening will include food and music to round out the entertainment.


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The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University will be having a Valentine's Party for Friends of the UAG to highlight the benefits of becoming a supporter of the gallery. (Courtesy photo)

This year’s theme will highlight secret admirers at the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the gallery, located at 1390 E. University Avenue.

“This Valentine’s Day we want to show some love for our community and invite people to become a friend and come to meet other like-minded individuals for a fun event to support ‘Friends of the University Art Gallery,’” said Marisa Sage, director of the gallery. “This will be our last ‘Friends’ event in the old University Art Gallery building, and all funds raised at this event will go toward programming in the new University Art Museum in Devasthali Hall, which is scheduled to open in the fall.

“Friends of the UAG memberships and volunteer contributions are important to support the gallery’s exhibitions, collections, and educational programs year round.”

The UAG offers three levels of membership: Friend for $25 per year, BFF for $100 per year and FWB for $500 per year. Memberships are tax deductible and every UAG contribution directly helps to host free art exhibits, workshops, and receptions for the community. NMSU student memberships are free.

“So bring a friend, make a friend or become a friend,” Sage said. “If you ‘wear your heart on your sleeve,’ you’ll have a chance to win a piece of free art.”

For more information or to RSVP for the event, call 575-646-2545 or email artglry@nmsu.edu