|The beautiful mini-art I scored for just $30 each at the Art4Shelter event! Left: Pat Swanson Right: Chillon Leach|
With well over 1,000 original artworks (paintings, photo prints, mixed media), there was a piece of art for everyone. Most of the works are small- just 5"x7" and priced at $30 (these also sold the fastest, understandably). One wall was reserved for the larger pieces- 8"x10" priced at $150. All of the artwork is donated by artists (both emerging and established) secretly signed on the back and packaged so that only the person who buys it can reveal the artist's name. Right at 7pm, guests were lined up eight people deep waiting in front of the the piece of art they knew they wanted. A bell rung, and everyone started grabbing. Madness!
|My 8"x10" watercolor donations to the event this year|
I would say the Art4Shelter event was a huge success for the organization, while providing guests with a fun experience and cheap original art. And, there's a nice benefit for us artists as well- mini versions of our work goes home with art lovers and collectors. I can't help but wonder who went home with my donations this year! If you didn't make it this year, I highly recommend marking your calendar for next years' Art4Shelter event.