If you love art, antiques, and jewelry, mark your calendar for Summer Art Auction Days @ the MAC (Marion Art Center), scheduled July 28-31, where you can view 300+ auction items displayed salon-style in the MAC galleries. While registration and bidding will take place online only through the MAC’s website (marionartcenter.org), you can view all the auction items – original oils, watercolors, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, antiques, and more – during this four-day event with extended viewing hours. Both the online auction and MAC galleries open on Wednesday, July 28 at 4:00 pm. All bidding closes online, and in-person viewing ends at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 31.
Don’t forget to bring your smart phone when you visit the MAC! Each auction item will be displayed with a unique QR code that links to the specific item on the MAC auction webpage. Learn more about the artwork: artist, medium, size, and starting bid or current price. Then bid online for your chance to win! Participants must register through the MAC 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 the MAC lawn, featuring an eclectic collection of donated pieces at irresistible prices. Unlike items inside the MAC, all tent sale offerings can be purchased and taken home on the spot! Post auction, winners can pay for their items through the MAC’s secure website all in one single payment. Participants may collect their winnings at the Marion Art Center on Sunday, August 1, between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and on Monday, August 2, between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
“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,” notes the MAC’s 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.” These 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.
The MAC wishes to thank Eric Strand, president of American Research and Management, for generously donating office space to store, catalog, and photograph over 300 works of art since January 2021. Photographers Corinna Raznikov and Cathleen Broderick have also contributed their time and talents, as has graphic designer Marianne Gingras.
In addition to generating much needed funding to underwrite operating costs of this cherished community resource, the online art auction promotes MAC’s mission to enrich the South Coast community by supporting and promoting a vibrant arts experience for all. Don’t miss this opportunity to support your community and enjoy the thrill of bidding and winning in an online art auction! For more information, visit marionartcenter.org, call the MAC at 508-748-1266, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.