D'Vine Affair, a local annual fundraiser that benefits the Arthritis Foundation, will be held 6:30-10:30 p.m. tonight at the Charleston Visitors Center.

According to Dr. Melissa Cunningham, a rheumatologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, more than $20,000 was raised in 2009, and the goal is to raise even more this year.

"Our main goal is to raise money for research on Arthritis, but it's a great opportunity to raise awareness and bring the community together at the same time," said Cunningham, who is in charge of publicity for the event.

Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Student and group discount tickets are available for $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The price includes food, which will be provided by Halls Chop House, Cru Cafe, Fulton Five and Blu.

Live music will be provided by local band Moonlight Ale.

Attendees may bid on jewelry, artwork, vacation rentals and other items in a silent auction.

"There are just so many great things people will be able to bid on. We're talking items worth thousands of dollars here, so it'll definitely be worth it," Cunningham said.

For information on the event, visit www.dvineaffair.org.

For more on the Arthritis Foundation, visit www.arthritis.org.