In lieu of the Annual Gala, Lanesboro Arts will be hosting its first ever Fall Fine Art Auction from Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, November 7, 2020.
In lieu of the Annual Gala, Lanesboro Arts will be hosting its first ever Fall Fine Art Auction from Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, November 7th, 2020. The new online benefit event will support Lanesboro Arts’ nationally-acclaimed year-round arts programming with the ease and safety of participating from home. In response to COVID-19, Lanesboro Arts brings 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 features over 90 one-of-a-kind pieces to add to an art collection or give as a gift. There is 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 do this without the support of all of the contributing artists, to whom we are so grateful for their generosity in these difficult times.
Participants will be able to bid on items throughout the entire auction period of October 29th through November 7th. The bidding will open at 12:00 pm noon on Thursday, October 29th, and bidding will close at 10:00 pm on Saturday, November 7th. You can view the Auctria website now here.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Each bidder will need to set up an account with Auctria to bid with a credit card and mailing/billing address. You can register your account early here.
- Once your account is created, you will be able to view items and bid on them during the bidding window (12:00 pm noon on Thursday, October 29th through 10:00 pm on Saturday, November 7th). You can view the catalog of items online right here.
- You will be notified via email to arrange shipping or pick up of your auction items. Note: shipping will be an additional cost which Lanesboro Arts will arrange directly with you, depending on the size of item and shipping location. You will also have the option of picking up your art for no additional cost at Lanesboro Arts Gallery during Gallery Hours (Thu-Sun, 10 am – 5 pm, or by appointment).
Supporting art looks different this year, but Lanesboro Arts continues to activate the people and places of Lanesboro through diverse community arts programming. Proceeds from the event benefit 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 is sponsored by F & M Community Bank, Preble Farmers Mutual Fire Ins. Co., POET Biorefining, and Merchants Bank.