July 18 Closes the Benefit Art Auction with a Virtual Party!

We all know Emily and T.K. Peterson of Merchants Pub & Plate are culinary stars, but did you know they also shine on the big screen? Get ready to see them demonstrate this year’s signature cocktail, the Blackberry Smash, in our virtual Benefit Art Auction Celebration happening on July 18 at 7:30pm on YouTube LIVE. Bidding ends at 9pm that evening, so reserve your delectable Party Packs from Merchants now and be sure to add a signature cocktail OR  a Limited Edition Hibiscus Lime Radler from our friends at Free State Brewing Co. to party at home and party in style!

Tune into YouTube LIVE while you place those final bids on any one or more of the beautiful works in this year’s auction exhibition and help support our FREE exhibitions program. Arts organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic and we need your help to keep our programming going for years to come.

What’s in store for our virtual experience?

  • Relive 40 years of auction magic with photos, interviews and unique surprises!
  • Enjoy interviews with artists like Wayne Propst, Kristin Morland, Judith G. Levy, Kent Smith, Rick Mitchell, Jennifer Doores, Matthew Lord and Tim Forcade and art supporters Jason Edmonds and Margie Wakefield.
  • Learn how to make a Blackberry Smash with Merchants Pub & Plate
  • Live in-gallery updates on bidding as you find the special works of art that speak to you

So, remember, bid early, bid often and SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Click here to view and bid on art!

Click here to purchase your Party Packs and Signature Cocktails!