A Two-Week Virtual Event & Auction | September 21 – October 3
In lieu of our annual in-person gala, we’re excited to invite you to our first ever Hyde at Home.
During this two-week event, you’ll not only have access to exclusive discussions and presentations, but also the opportunity to support The Hyde by bidding on an exciting array of luxurious, one-of-a-kind, and functional items donated by generous community members who are as excited about our Collection’s future as we are. The Hyde is also pleased to announce that there will be a special unveiling of a new acquisition to the Museum’s collection! (If you’re not already following us on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to do so you don’t miss out. @TheHydeCollection)
Hyde at Home Virtual Programs (September 28 – October 2)
MONDAY: “Picture Perfect Bolton: A Historical Perspective” presentation on Zoom at 6:30pm. (Use the form above to access the link.)
WEDNESDAY: Artful Afternoon LIVE on Facebook at 4pm
THURSDAY: Tours for Tots LIVE on Facebook at 10:30am
Live tour of Hyde House with Jonathan Canning, streamed on The Hyde’s YouTube channel at 4pm.
FRIDAY: Art Crawl LIVE on Facebook at 10:30am
**Unveiling of the new acquisition to The Hyde’s collection! Join us on Zoom at 6:30pm. (Use the form above to access the link.)
SATURDAY: Last day to bid on auction items! Bidding closes at 9pm.
We’ll be using GiveSmart this year for all bidding and payment for the Hyde At Home Virtual Auction. That means you can preview silent auction items before the event, as well as bid — all from your mobile phone. It’s fun, easy and secure. Follow the three steps below to get started:
1) REGISTER Before the Event: Registration is required for bidding on any silent auction item, but don’t worry— it’s quick and easy. Click here to register at Hyde.givesmart.com
Check your texts: Once registered, you’ll receive a link via text. Click it to be automatically logged into the site and access your own personal bidding center. This is where all the action happens!
Check your email: You’ll receive an email when we open the silent auction. This is your big chance to scope out all the auction items and start planning your bidding strategy! Share the link and bid from the comfort of your home.
2) START BIDDING September 21! The GiveSmart mobile site makes it easy to bid on your favorite items. You can set a maximum bid and let the software do the bidding for you. You’ll be alerted if someone outbids you and can add items to a watchlist to easily keep an eye on them.
Once Bidding Begins, charge up your phone. You’ll need to access the GiveSmart site for all your bidding (Hyde.givesmart.com). The Hyde At Home Virtual auction will open at noon on Monday, September 21 and conclude on Saturday, October 3 at 9pm.
3) CHECKOUT: At the end of the night, all your purchases throughout the evening will be tallied up in your account. If you already added a credit card, you’ll be out of there in just a few clicks.
DONATE: Want to support but don’t want to bid? You can donate directly to our virtual campaign after you register. Text Hyde to 76278.
For more information, please contact Kayla Romanowski at 518-792-1761, ext 310 or [email protected].
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your continued generosity, enthusiasm, and optimistic spirit as we work to ensure The Hyde Collection continues enriching our region and our lives with accessible fine art.
Thank you to all our generous auction item donors:
Mr. & Mrs. Bernard R. Brown
Ms. Ellen-Deane Cummins
Dr. Evan Mack
Sue and Doug Mackenzie
Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Renz
Saratoga Signature Interiors
Seven Blessings Jewelry
Silverwood Home & Gallery
The Inn at Erlowest
The Laffer Gallery
The McKernon Gallery
The Queensbury Hotel
The Sagamore Resort
Top Of The World Golf Club
Ms. Takeyce Walter
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Ward