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Silent Art Auction and Raffles, with Buy-It-Now Prices

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Silent Art Auction and Raffles will take place Saturday, March 2. The auction will be held one night only during the Downtown Akron Arti Gras Artwalk. The Artists of Rubber City exhibition space (the Box Gallery) is located on the 3rd floor of the Summit Artspace, where the Silent Auction and Raffles will be held. (140 East Market Street, 3rd floor, Akron OH 44308.) Admission is free and the event runs 5pm-10pm with bidding ending at 9pm, allowing pick up until 10pm (other pick up time will be available)

The Artists of Rubber City (AoRC) organization was founded in 1978 and has 140 members. The Silent Art Auction and Raffles fundraiser event is to help the AoRC thrive and increasingly give back to it the community. Since the organization is nonprofit, the donations earned from this event will help with the upkeep for the Box Gallery exhibition space and maintain the AoRC scholarship and grants. This event will have members and non-members artwork presented for auction with “buy-it-now” prices. This event will be advertised on 91.3 Akron/Canton the Summit FM radio, and has a continuing list of donating artists. The organization will raffle off items such as a year membership to the Akron Art Museum and a Don Drumm gift certificate. Local musicians will provide live entertainment, and “Sheepy Boo Peep” will make an appearance for a fine art performance.

Featured artists include the Akron Art Prize first place winner Ron White, Claudia and Michael from Zeber-Martell Clay Studio and Gallery, Don Drumm Studios and Gallery, Akrona Galleries, Mark Soppeland, John Sokol, Joan Colbert, Jack Valentine, Leona Bowser and many more.

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