Join the Anacortes Arts Festival for an online art auction and celebration of art. Bidding is open from March 8 – 20 and will conclude with a live virtual event on Saturday, March 20.
What Can I Bid On?
More than 120 art pieces will be available through the auction. Work includes paintings, sculpture, photography, 3D work, jewelry and more. Donating artists include Sue Robert, Leo Osborne, Ann Reid, Cherie Keese, Heidi Klepper, Graham Schodda, Tracy Powell, Lanny Bergner, Terry MacDonald, Jennifer Bowman, Dona Reed, Elizabeth Person and Jeff Zigulus.
There are three ticket options to participate in the auction
- $10 donation (per family) for general bidding and virtual event viewing
- $50 Premium ticket donation (per family) includes access to bidding & the live event, plus a charcuterie board and bottle of bubbly to enjoy during the virtual live event
- $100 Collector’s Club ticket (per family) includes a year membership in our Collector’s Club*, access to bidding & the live event, a pre-event cocktail lesson with Tim Moffit from A’Town Bistro, plus a charcuterie board and bottle of bubbly to enjoy during the virtual live event.
Why Should I Participate?
In its 60 years, the Anacortes Arts Festival has been an integral part of the community identity and the largest proponent for the arts. With the cancellation of the 2020 Festival, the staff was furloughed, and the Festival lost most of its annual income. The good news is that our organization remains committed to continuing our mission and our staff is working together (remotely, for now) to plan several events for 2021. We are hopeful that we will be able to have a modified Festival event in August that also includes Arts at the Port.
In the last decade, the Festival has not only created a vital economic impact event for Anacortes businesses, but we have also donated more than $250,000 back into art programs in our community.
By participating in the Virtual Art Auction, you are helping to ensure that the Anacortes Arts Festival is around for years to come and is able to continue doing our important work to keep art and culture flourishing.