30th Benefit Art Auction

OVERVIEW

  • Auction Preview Exhibition: View auction items in the Museum’s gallery from October 12th – November 5th, 2021
  • Online Bidding: October 12th – November 6th, 2021Browse the Auction lots, register and bid. Final Auction bidding begins Saturday, November 6th at 12pm, EST
  • Celebrate the Auction’s 30th anniversary at our 2021 Auction Salons: October 29th & November 5th
VIEW THE 2021 BENEFIT ART AUCTION VIDEO!

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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s annual Benefit Art Auction is one of the Museum’s largest fundraising events of the year.  All proceeds from the Auction support the Museum’s community arts programs, exhibitions, operations, and Museum School art classes for all ages.  2021 marks the event’s 30th consecutive year, and although changes have been put in place to address health and safety concerns, the mission and strong appeal of the Auction remains firmly in place. 

  • 228 donations of original art as well as specialty items are on the virtual auction block with bids starting at approximately 40% of the value of each item. Some lots start for less.
  • These pieces were generously donated to the Museum by artists, collectors, area businesses and foundations. 
  • There is no buyer’s premium or tax collected on Auction purchases.
  • All donated pieces are part of an in-gallery Preview Exhibition offering potential bidders a chance to see and familiarize themselves with each item. The Preview Exhibition is on view in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery from Tuesday, October 12th through November 5th.
  • At the same time, the Auction can be viewed online through the Museum’s Benefit Art Auction platform – Bidsquare.  All those interested in bidding will first need to register and then can bid on all 228 lots.
  • No room to hang anything at home? Remember, original art makes a unique holiday gift. 

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Auction Salons: Friday, October 29th & November 5th

This year the Auction’s customary, ticketed, in-gallery event (last held in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) converts to two ticketed Auction Salons designed to ring in the Auction’s 30th anniversary.

Musician Betsy Listenfelt
  • Guests at each event will be introduced to all auction lots, enjoy live acoustic music from Betsy Listenfelt, meet artists creating work in a variety of mediums in the Museum’s gallery and have a chance to win one of thirty prizes to celebrate the fundraiser’s thirtieth year.
  • Those interested in placing bids can be guided through the online process by Museum staff members.
  • SWEET TREAT! Each guest will leave the Salon with an artisan cupcake created by the talented bakers at Russ Morin Catering and Events.
  • The Salons have capacity limits to allow guests to comfortably navigate the Museum. The events will not include a live Auction, but will be a time to safely come together, celebrate the arts, and support the Museum and its mission. Masks are required to enter and are to be worn throughout evening.
The Salons both feature artists working live in the Museum’s gallery.

Two Auction Salons to choose from: Friday, October 29th, 7-9pm or Friday, November 5th, 7-9pm

Tickets to either event: $20 each for Museum members; $25 each for non-members. Purchase tickets:

  • Online
  • By visiting the Attleboro Arts Museum at 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
  • By phone at 508-222-2644 x10, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

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Extraordinary Auction Raffles

Proceeds from the sale of the Auction’s Extraordinary Raffles (and we do mean extraordinary) benefit Arts for Everyone!

Ticket Prices:

  • One: $ 3
  • Three: $ 8
  • Five: $12
  • Ten: $20

You can purchase tickets:

  • Online
  • By phone (508-222-2644 x10)
  • Visit the Museum’s gallery to see all raffle offerings and purchase tickets in person (Tuesday, October 12th – Saturday, November 5th from 10am – 5pm).
  • Auction Salon guests can also purchase raffle tickets during the Salons on either October 29th or November 5th from 7pm – 9pm.
Artist’s Raffle
Do It Yourself
Garden
Home Decor
iRobot Rumba
Kids
Pets
Vermont Country Store
  • Raffles winners will be contacted after 5pm on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. 
  • Winners (or an authorized representative) must pick up their raffle item(s) at the Museum from November 9th through the 13th, 2021 between 10am-5pm, the Museum is closed Sundays & Mondays. 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. Telephone: 508-222-2644

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2021 AUCTION SPONSORS

Headline Sponsors: Bluestone Bank Charitable Foundation • Castro, Thresher & Oliveira, PC • City Spirits • Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation • Russell Morin Catering & Events • The Sun Chronicle.  Partner Sponsors: Bristol County Savings Bank • Collins, Smith & O’Connor, LLP • Sensata Technologies Foundation •  Friend Sponsors: Bliss Bros. Dairy • Providence Picture Frame • Willow Tree Farm.

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