The closing of the current iteration of the Raven is somber news for the New Hope community and surrounding areas but in a few years a new Raven will open in the same location with touches of the current Raven throughout the new building.
The River House at Odette’s has donated almost all of the contents of the Raven to New Hope Celebrates so that NHC can auction the items off. This will be a fundraiser for NHC and an opportunity for the community to own a piece of the existing Raven. The current Raven may be closing but the community can keep items so it lives on in our memories.
NHC will host a LIVE auction on Thursday, November 7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Rago Arts in Lambertville. NHC will have more details about the auction ASAP. There will also be an online auction and a tag sale. We will post more information here ASAP to inform everyone.
There are so many memories and moments shared in the current Raven and it will be sad to see it close but this donation gives the community an opportunity to keep those memories alive. Visit newhopecelebrates.com and facebook
More about Eliane Talec and Rago Arts
Eliane Talec is the Chief Administrative Officer at Rago, in charge of auction administration and finance and a key member of the Rago management team. She promotes Rago at shows and events across the country and has appeared on the HGTV show “On the Block”. Eliane also auctioneers, both at Rago and numerous charity auctions including the Philadelphia Theater Company’s Play Brawl, Habitat for Humanity, David’s Bridal Benefit for Bright Pink, the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance Bear Affair, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms and the Hunterdon Art Museum, among others. She is also actively involved in the Delaware River Towns community and is a member of the board of the DRTCC.
Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with nearly $34 million in sales in 2018. It serves thousands of sellers and buyers yearly with global reach, personal service and competitive commissions for single pieces, collections and estates. Rago’s expertise encompasses 20th/21st century design; fine art; American, European, English and Asian decorative arts and furnishings; fine jewelry and coins/currency. An internationally known venue through which to buy and sell, it offers free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections), as well as USPAP compliant estate and appraisal services. Rago is located midway between Philadelphia and New York with satellite offices in Westchester/Connecticut.