We’re just a few weeks away from the 2017 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser! Here’s everything you need to know as February 19 draws near …
What is the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser?
It’s a great opportunity for seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike to acquire high quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $225 to upwards of thousands of dollars.
- Get a ticket
- View 600+ pieces of artwork, online and in person
- Make a list of your top choices (there’s an app to help you – see below)
- On February 19, names are called in a random order
- When you hear your name, call out the number of the artwork you want
- Take home your new work of art!
The drawing will take place Sunday, February 19, at 4:00 pm. The show will be on view starting February 6 (see “Viewing the artwork,” below.)
Tickets are now on sale, and there are still some left. Each ticket ($225) guarantees you one piece of artwork.
First Choice Raffle
Did you know you don’t need a full Patrons’ Show ticket to join in the fun?
With a First Choice Raffle ticket, you have a chance to win your first choice even without attending. When you buy a ticket (or several), you write down your first choice. If your raffle ticket is drawn, that piece is set aside for you to pick up later! You do not need a Patrons’ Show ticket to buy a First Choice Raffle ticket.
Tickets are $15 for one and $25 for two, and they’ll be on sale in the gallery starting February 11 until 2:30 pm February 19.
Viewing the artwork
We’ll start hanging the Patrons’ Show on Monday, February 6. With over 600 pieces of art — and more being donated every day — it takes a few days to get everything on the walls. The gallery is open to the public February 6–19 so you can see the artwork in person.
We’ll be open for normal gallery hours and one late night:
- Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
- Thursdays until 9:00 pm
- Sunday, 12:00 noon–6:00 pm
- Special hours: open until 9:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15
Crunched for time? Artwork images are also being posted online, with frequent updates up until the day of the show. Because screens differ (and art is best see in person), we encourage you to visit the gallery at least once to see the artwork up close and personal!
The Art Thief App
Thanks to developers Steve Roberson and Ryan Connors, the Art Thief app is returning this year as a tool to help you build your list. You can download it for free:
Artwork donations & prizes
We are now accepting artwork donations for the 2017 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser! Simply bring your framed, ready-to-hang artwork to the gallery by February 17 (earlier is better!). Here are all the details about donating, including prizes!
We also need donations of frames and glass that are 16″ x 20″ or larger. Thank you!
Did you know the Patrons’ Show doesn’t end after the last name is called? Join us in the gallery afterwards for the after-auction, where any unselected pieces are auctioned off for extremely affordable prices.
If you have questions about the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.