Blake Wood
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The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery's annual silent auction and benefit will take place both online and in person this year. The silent auction and benefit, featuring original works of art donated by local and regional artists, will launch online on Monday, Nov. 13, and remain live through final bidding at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

Works that are available online will be on display at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery Dec. 4-7 for public viewing. A final bidding reception will take place at the gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. All bids must be placed through the auction website.

All proceeds from the annual auction support gallery programming throughout the year, supporting ambitious exhibitions by emerging and established artists, student exhibitions and educational programs.

The auction offers items in a variety of media, including painting, collage, ceramics, prints, glass and photography, among others. All featured items have been donated by artists and donors from the Springfield community and beyond.

As always, the UIS Visual Arts Gallery looks to the loyal community to champion its programs. Please visit the online auction to bid and visit the gallery to see the available works or donate directly to the gallery as a show of your support.

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Sciences Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information and future exhibitions, visit the UIS Visual Arts Gallery website.