The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery will hold its annual fundraising Silent Auction Benefit starting on Dec. 7, 2015. The auction offers a wide range of high caliber works donated by local and national artists.
Bidding begins on Dec. 7 and a closing reception, along with final bidding, will take place on Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, room 201 in the Health and Science Building on campus. All events are open to the public.
Works of art were donated to the silent auction by local artists affiliated with the Springfield Art Association, the Prairie Art Alliance, The Pharmacy, DEMO Project, the Illinois State Museum, the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, and UIS Visual Arts faculty. In addition to the local donors, artwork was donated to the auction from artists from throughout Illinois and beyond.
“This strong showing of support from our local creative community annually paves the way to success for the Silent Auction Benefit, which serves as the sole fundraiser for the gallery each year,” said Jeff Robinson, director of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery. “The auction features an extraordinary range of work and reflects a spirit of support amongst artists that thrive in Springfield.”
All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit UIS Visual Arts Gallery programming throughout the year.
The Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, Room 201. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Health and Sciences Building
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (217) 206-6506