In lieu of the Annual Gala, Lanesboro Arts hosted its first ever Fall Fine Art Auction from Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, November 7, 2020.
In lieu of the Annual Gala, Lanesboro Arts hosted its first ever Fall Fine Art Auction from Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, November 7th, 2020. The online benefit event supported Lanesboro Arts’ nationally-acclaimed year-round arts programming with the ease and safety of participating from home. In response to COVID-19, Lanesboro Arts brought the highlight of the Fall Gala – the auction of high-quality unique local art – in the first-ever online Fall Fine Art Auction.
The Fine Art Auction featured over 90 one-of-a-kind pieces to add to an art collection or give as a gift. There was something for every art enthusiast, including oil paintings from Laura Tundel and Joan Finnegan; fiber baskets from Lori Hungerholt; raku ceramics from Chad Jerzak; mosaics from Bebe Keith and Rebecca Campbell; wearable art pieces from Lori Monson Kunes; an original acrylic painting from Erik Pearson; and so much more. We couldn’t have done this without the support of all of the contributing artists, to whom we are so grateful for their generosity in difficult times.
Participants were able to bid on items throughout the entire auction period of October 29th through November 7th.
Supporting art looked different this year, but Lanesboro Arts continued to activate the people and places of Lanesboro through diverse community arts programming. Proceeds from the event benefited the year-round programming of Lanesboro Arts, serving as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing meaningful and diverse art experiences for people of all ages. In the heart of historic downtown, Lanesboro Arts hosts literary, music, theater, and film events at the St. Mane Theatre, and houses two galleries featuring work by more than 90 regional artists. Lanesboro Arts programming also includes the annual Art in the Park fine art festival; the Lanesboro Emerging Artist Residency Program; classes and workshops, Surprise Sculpture, and Lanesboro Arts Campus Initiatives.
The 2020 Fall Fine Art Auction was sponsored by F & M Community Bank, Preble Farmers Mutual Fire Ins. Co., POET Biorefining, and Merchants Bank.