Renowned Artist Contributes Exclusive Painting to the ARC’s 29th Annual Starlight Auction

Submitted By: Bette Abbott

The Animal Refuge Center (ARC) is delighted to announce its 29th Annual Starlight Auction at the exquisite Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is set to take place on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  This event promises to be an unforgettable evening of art and philanthropy, with Myra Robert’s original acrylic painting, Bailey’s, dedicated to supporting ARC’s vital mission.

“We are thrilled to have Myra Roberts support for the Animal Refuge Center,” said ARC Board Treasurer Betty Hughes.  “The Starlight Auction is our signature event and largest fundraiser of the year.  Having a Myra Roberts original available for sale during the live auction could attract a record setting sale to benefit the care of our cats and dogs, community education and eliminating euthanasia.”

With a reputation that transcends borders, Myra Roberts has captivated art enthusiasts not only across the United States but also in Europe, earning her a place in the private collection of none other than the legendary Robert Rauschenberg. Roberts’ artistic journey has been nothing short of remarkable, featuring numerous exhibitions and permanent installations in esteemed museums. Her commitment to philanthropy is equally impressive, having contributed to a myriad of humanitarian causes and charitable organizations. Notably, her passion for animals has garnered recognition from fellow advocates, including the renowned Jane Goodall.

Myra Roberts’ signature style encompasses the nostalgia of retro bathing beauty art, as well as an extraordinary ability to capture the essence of animals, wildlife, and the natural beauty of Florida. With a heart full of compassion for all living creatures, her decision to support ARC’s noble cause is a testament to her dedication to making a difference in the lives of animals in need.

In addition to the auction of this exclusive painting, Myra Roberts will be offering limited-time pet portrait commissions, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for ARC’s fundraising efforts. This unique opportunity allows art enthusiasts and animal lovers alike to contribute to a meaningful cause while acquiring a cherished piece of artwork.

Do not miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary evening, where art and compassion unite to make a lasting impact. Join us on November 25, 2023 at the

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa and help us support the Animal Refuge Center as we continue our mission to save and protect animals in need.

For more information about ARC’s Starlight auction or to inquire about tickets, please visit or contact Betty Hughes, Auction Director, at (239) 841-0810.

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