We told you about "Home Is Where the Heart Is" a couple of weeks ago, when the event was soliciting donations from artists, but the actual silent auction of art in a variety of media (which you can view here in a slideshow) is tonight, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Hotel Indigo in downtown Athens.
Also tonight, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, for a charge of $50 at the door (which does include admission to the next two days), is the preview party for this weekend's big Antiques Show & Sale. Get an early opportunity to see the pieces featured in the 9th Annual Madison Antiques Show & Sale and enjoy wine, cheese and refreshments. Click here for a full calendar of events associated with the show/sale, which will include lectures tomorrow and Saturday at 1 p.m. by Daniel Ackermann, associate curator, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and Old Salem Toy Museum Collection, on Georgia decorative arts at MESDA, and Steve Sherwood, the owner of Sherwood Antiques, on "American Roots: The Creation and Preservation of American Style." A list of dealers at this year's show can also be found at the above link.