Thank you for the FUN!

After two long years, the Benefit Art Auction was back on stage and in person! A huge thank you to everyone who participated to make this year’s event one of the best. All of the recognition goes to the artists, sponsors, staff, bidders, buyers, and party-goers – without you this event wouldn’t exist.

We are pleased to announce more than $200,000 was raised from the event to support the arts center and the exhibitions program! This is a record-breaking amount for the auction and will allow the arts center to continue to provide world-class exhibitions free of charge – THANK YOU!

Please save the date for next year’s event, April 8, 2023 – you won’t want to miss it. If you didn’t have a chance to attend this year, didn’t win the piece you wanted, or want to virtually “raise your paddle”  – you still have an opportunity to share your support by clicking here to contribute.

Thank you! Another huge thanks to our Signature Sponsor: Edmonds Duncan, who has been supporting this event for over 40 years. They are truly a champion of the arts. Additional thanks to Tequa Creek, Wakefield & Leffler P.A., and Landmark Bank for also being sponsors of this year’s event.

Merchants Pub & Plate knocked it out of the park again this year with scrumptious hors d’eourvres  and signature cocktail. Free State Brewing Company and City Wine Market are long-time supporters in helping us find our courage to bid! Thanks for the amazing flower arrangements provided by Bittersweet Floral + Design, invigorating coffee provided by Repetition Coffee, and sweet treats by Insomnia Cookies.

Support for the artists and event was also provided by Wonder Fair, Art Frames, Paden Photography and Sunflower Rental.

As CEO, Margaret Weisbrod Morris always says, it takes a village to raise an arts center and host an art auction. We are thankful beyond words you are part of that village! See you in the galleries! Our amazing photographer, Mariah Seifert, took some great shots of you all. Click the link to view all the photos.