ArtEAST auction offers original artwork

April 29, 2014

By Staff

Online bidding and affordable pricing have made artEAST Art Center’s annual 150 Feet of Art Auction and Fundraiser a popular annual event.

This year’s 150 Feet auction, the eighth annual, begins May 2, and culminates with a celebration at the Art Center, 95 Front St. N., from 5-8 p.m. May 17.

The 150 Feet of Art auction is juried art donated by artEAST members and guest artists. Bidding and purchases help raise art programming funds for artEAST, a nonprofit art center that brings art exhibitions, hands-on workshops and public events to residents of Issaquah and surrounding communities.

This year’s auction emphasizes the power of collaboration. Many works are collaborative pieces created by two or more artists.

Another highlight is art that takes a 3-D approach, including one-foot-square cubes of art and individual artworks compiled in decorated boxes.

As in previous years, the event is an “everyman” auction, with affordable options for acquiring art in a variety of mediums.

The 150 Feet of Art display opens to the public from 6-9 p.m. May 2 at the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk. Bidding takes place online from personal computers and smart phones or from tablets and computers at the Art Center. “Buy It Now” pricing is available for outright purchases.

The auction will culminate with a reception and final round of bidding May 17 at the Art Center. Tickets for the reception are available at arteast.org. View or participate in the online auction at arteast.tofinoauctions.com/150feet2014.

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