Art center auction starts July 28
MARION — The Marion Art Center’s Online Art Auction will return this year as Summer Art Auction Days, running from July 28 to 31.
There will be over 300 auction items displayed salon-style in the art center’s galleries. While registration and bidding will take place online only through marionartcenter.org, you can view all the auction items – original oils, watercolors, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, antiques, and more – with extended viewing hours. Both the online auction and art center galleries open on Wednesday, July 28 at 4 p.m. All bidding closes online and in-person viewing ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.
Each auction item will be displayed with a unique QR code that links to the specific item on the auction web page. Learn more about the artwork, including artist, medium, size, and starting bid or current price, then bid online for your chance to win.
Participants must register through the art center website with an account and provide contact information before placing any bids. To complement the online auction, the Marion Art Center will hold a Tent Sale on its lawn, featuring a collection of donated pieces. Unlike items inside the art center, all tent sale offerings can be purchased and taken home on the spot. After the auction, winners can pay for their items through the art center’s secure website, all in one single payment. Participants may collect their winnings at the Marion Art Center on Sunday, August 1 between noon and 5 p.m. and on Monday, August 2 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
“All of us at the MAC are grateful to our community members for the many generous donations we have received this year for our primary fundraising event,” said Executive Director Jodi Stevens. “Local restaurants are also helping us spread the word about Summer Art Auction Days by sharing our signage and promoting through social media. Some will even have special MAC-auction-themed menu items.” Partnering restaurants include Ansel’s Café, Brew Fish Bar & Eatery, Cilantro Thai Cuisine, Kate’s Simple Eats, Kool Kone, Pandolfi’s Mattapoisett Diner, Rustico, The Atlantic Bistro, The Gateway Tavern, The Mary Celeste and Walrus Bistro & Bar.