Next week, you can take part in an event that combines art with empowerment. The group, "Artists Creating Together" is hosting their 27th Annual Art Auction at the Goei Center on Thursday, Nov. 3.

The event includes live performances from students as well as interactive art. The proceeds raised go towards ACT's goal of empowering youth and adults with disabilities to grow through the arts.

Attendees have the opportunity to bid in a silent and live auction. Auction items include art pieces from ACT students and local professional artists, along with packages from local West Michigan businesses.

Patrons may also enjoy a strolling dinner and a cash bar throughout the evening.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at 818 Butterworth St SW in Grand Rapids.

Get a sneak peek at the program by clicking here.