Join us August 26, 2023, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
at Caitlyn Farms
Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.
Portrait Photography Booth and Mini Fundraiser
Buffet dinner by Good Life Catering Company
2 drinks per ticket. Cash bar available.
The auction will be held online from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27. No auction items will be available at the Aug. 26 event. Please see 'Auction' page on the menu at the top of this website for more details.
Pre-Event Guided Hike
Ticket holders are invited to join a nature walk at Caitlyn Farms. No additional registration is necessary.
Trip Raffle Drawing
Get your raffle ticket now at www.conservationcelebration.org/trip-raffle. You do not have to be present to win.
Special annoucements from our Executive Director,
Live Music by Mercury Rising
The Mercury Rising Band features Deb Camacho, Irv, Camacho, Stan Halbkat, and Jay Lichty. Playing most original compositions with some familiar covers. The music can be described as Americana with a pinch of country, a sprinkling of Bluegrass, and a cup or two of rock, garnished with a dusting of R&B.
Have the opportunity to always remember the night with a beautiful professional portrait by photographer Jill Blanchar at this year’s Conservation Celebration! Haven’t you always wanted a professional headshot for your company’s website or an updated photo of you and your spouse? This is your chance to have these special photos and mementos while also giving back to conservation. Jill is happy to make you look your best and provide you the opportunity to purchase your digital or physical portrait and has generously agreed to give Conserving Carolina a percentage of the proceeds. Smile wide!
To participate: Attendees will sign up using a link to register for the photo booth using their phone at the event. Jill will then take photos of attendees in groups, individually, or as desired. Attendees are welcome to have multiple photos taken with different people. After photos are taken, attendees will receive a text message link to their photos and have the opportunity to purchase prints or digital downloads. Purchases can be made for 3 weeks following the event using the unique link shared in the text message.
Live Painting with Nancy Joyce
Artist Nancy Joyce lives and creates out of her home studio located in Concord, NC. There she paints recurrent themes of flowers gone to seed and flight patterns of birds which illuminate her fascination with the observation of nature and time. In her most current exploration, Hilliard Joyce journeys through the creation of abstracted and untrammeled garden settings peppered with botanicals and freedom-filled bird imagery.
This year, Nancy Joyce has agreed to donate a percentage of all her art sales of her series, "The In-Between: A Celebration of the Unoccupied" to Conserving Carolina to benefit conservation. At the Conservation Celebration, she will be live painting a piece of nature-themed art and speaking with attendees about her process. This piece of art will be available for bid on the online silent auction that will be open the week of the celebration. Not many people get to say they watched the artist produce their most favorite piece right in front of their eyes – do not miss out on this opportunity!