Center for the Arts Annual Art Auction Kicks off Online

The 10th annual event has a new twist—advance bids and proxy bids via the Internet!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month as well as National Poetry Month. It’s also that time of year when the , holds its Annual Art Auction Benefit—the institution’s biggest event in which works by established and emerging artists are sold to raise funds for what is one of L.A.’s most vital and dynamic cultural hubs.

This year’s art benefit is the Center’s 10th, scheduled on Sunday, April 22, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Center members and VIPs can preview auction items from 2 p.m to 3 p.m.) No less than 150 artists are participating, including many from Northeast L.A. Tickets are $40 at the door and $30 if prepaid by April 16.

What’s special about this year’s auction is that it’s being held online, ahead of the April 22 D-Day. The online auction kicked off Monday, April 9 and will continue until Thursday, April 19. Not only can you get a sneak peek at the fabulous works of art—many of them carrying bargain prices—but you can place advance bids. Those who won’t be able to attend the April 22 auction can place proxy bids online.

Click here to preview the auction items and the artists behind them.

You can read about—and compare—last year’s sneak preview of artwork here.


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