Most art is intended to be enjoyed for a long time. Famous works of art hang in museums for centuries. Statues serve as permanent monuments to history in town squares all over the world. Treasured paintings are prominently displayed in homes and passed down through the generations.

However, that wasn’t the case with the art that was on display at the Newark Arts Alliance on Saturday night. That art was fleeting – so fleeting that most of it was devoured in mere minutes.

Such is the case when desserts are highlighted as an artistic medium.

Fifteen colorful, artistically crafted desserts were featured at The Art of Dessert, which is one of NAA’s most popular fundraisers and without question its most delicious. Local restaurants donated the food, and attendees paid $20 for an all-you-can-eat ticket.

Attendees were asked to vote for their favorite dessert.

“First place went to Klondike Kate’s for their mixed-berry tarts,” NAA Executive Director Terry Foreman said. “Everyone was talking about it, and they easily scored first place.”

Second place went to The Olive Tree for its Turkish baklava, and third place went to Caffe Gelato for its chocolate truffles.

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