2021 Benefit Art Auction Open for Bidding!

Join us for a Virtual Celebration April 10!


The Arts Center’s 2021 Benefit Art Auction is open now and will continue until 9pm Saturday, April 10. All proceeds from the auction fund the Arts Center’s exhibitions program, which includes not only gallery exhibits, but also art talks, films, and more.

This year’s featured artist, Michael McCaffrey, has created multiple paintings specifically for this year’s auction featuring many known (and lesser known) places in and around Lawrence. McCaffrey’s works are among approximately 175 pieces currently listed on our online auction site and open for viewing in our galleries.

We will close with glitter and glam as Lawrence’s own Deja Brooks debuts as emcee at an exciting virtual event presented LIVE from our main stage at 7:30pm Saturday, April 10.

Brooks will join Exhibitions Director Ben Ahlvers for an online celebration that will bring you interviews with some of this year’s participating artists and feature a few of their incredible pieces. While we can’t gather together in person, our party will include many of the familiar faces you know from past auctions, as well as a signature cocktail demonstration from the mix-masters at Merchants Pub & Plate.

Once again we invite you to dress yourselves up (or down!) and join us online for a good time in support of a great program!