As part of creating an artistic home in the heart of town, the Hippodrome maintains a visual art gallery in the eastern wing of the first floor.  Our goals for the Hipp Gallery are to create an interesting communal gathering space for people, expose our patrons to new art and artists and establish a public platform for local and regional artists to display and sell their art. We typically rotate exhibits for each show.

This summer, we have a very special and unique collection of fine art on display in our gallery, Art for a PurposeThis unique presentation benefits non-profits through the sale of donated art, and is made possible by Dr. Midge Smith.


Artists come from all over the world. Including Poland, Malaysia, China, Brazil, Uruguay, Africa, and across the United States.

All types of media are represented. Works in this exhibit include bronze and pewter sculpture, cement plaque, watercolor, oil, batik, photography, ceramic sculpture, woodcut prints, original stone lithograph, clay sculpture, ceramic pottery, textile collage, and a rare vintage poster.

The subject matter is varied. There are nudes, a languid woman in belle époque attire, and a mother and child; a fat broad at the beach with her bottle, a swimmer emerging from a pool; Bragg’s fun garden satire; a taxi driver, seashells, and more.


100% of the proceeds go to non-profits – including the Hipp & others!​

All the art is previously owned and is a great value! For example, the bronze sculpture by Jiang (one of the top sculptors in China) was appraised in 2014 for $12,600, and is priced now for $4,200. The new owner will receive a copy of the appraisal and the original Certificate of Authenticity.

You can see other works by famed Brazilian artist Guilherme de Faria, Uruguayan artist Olga Piria, and artists from Africa, Malaysia, and very widely collected photographer Connie Imboden; along with many others.

Want to purchase?
Have questions? Contact:
Hipp Box Office


As you take in a show or a movie, please make time to stop in early and experience this special collection on display through July 30th.

NEXT UP: Mark Enting Photography