29-Year Art Auction Tradition Continues
freshART, Behringer-Crawford Museum's annual celebration of art and artists, will take place on Saturday, September 18, raising funds for youth education programs and giving collectors and others the chance to acquire newly-created, one-of-a-kind works.
The 29th annual freshART auction and party is back live, with an in-person event in BCM's outdoor amphitheater overlooking Devou Park from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.
Tickets are $75 per person and include cocktails and a light dinner followed by a live and lively auction of “fresh” art created en plein air by dozens of artists in Devou Park during the previous week. To reserve or for more information, CLICK HERE.
There will also be a silentART auction featuring previously created paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more, which will open at the museum on Thursday, August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the final Music@BCM concert featuring The Company. Also on display will be artwork by local high school students in the third annual Connie O’Donnell Student Invitational. The student show and the silentART auction with mobile bidding will continue through the freshART event on September 18.
A portion of the sale price of each auctioned piece will go to the artist; the balance will be donated to the museum, benefiting area children through BCM’s educational programs. Submitted freshART works will be judged by a panel of experts, with $1000 in cash prizes awarded to the first, second and third-place entries by the William & Patricia Applegate Fund.
Since freshART began in 1992, more than $600,000 has been raised, bringing educational and cultural activities to more than 275,000 Northern Kentucky children.
Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members, the City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave, Kentucky Arts Council, the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation.