Art Auction: FRIDAY APRIL 17, 6-8:30pm
The Harris • Stanton Gallery is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Art-tini Auction. In April the new Cleveland gallery will inaugurate the philanthropic tradition we have held at the Akron gallery for over two decades. Our Art-tini Auction (formerly known as the Absolute Art Auction) is a silent auction benefitting the Akron Art Museum at our Akron location. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Museum to use as they see fit. In 2010 the money raised went towards Isaac Julian’s True North exhibition, the museums first multi media installation, and in 2011 towards an installation of Sarah Kabot’s work, ‘Unfolding Space”. In Cleveland, we will select a visual arts oriented non-profit each year as the recipient of a portion of the Auction’s proceeds. This year, we have chosen the Cleveland Arts Prize to be the beneficiary. The mission of the Cleveland Arts Prize is to support and encourage artists and to promote public awareness of artistic creativity in Northeast Ohio through the work of the Arts Prize recipients.
Over 80 outstanding works by international and regional fine artists and craftspeople represented by the Harris • Stanton Gallery will be available for bidding. The work will be on display at the gallery starting Friday, April 10. Silent bidding will continue for a week and culminate with a vodka tasting party on Friday April 17, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The general public is invited to enjoy the fun, festivities and bidding for a $10.00 admission charge. This admission charge is fully donated to the Cleveland Arts Prize.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00-6:00; Saturday, 11-4, or by appointment. Discounted parking is available in the lot across the street the night of the event by presenting the event postcard (available at the gallery)