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The Arts Council of Big Sky is hosting its 11th annual Auction for the Arts fundraiser on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Montage Resort in Big Sky. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting bigskyarts.org. This year’s event is presented by Lone Mountain Land Company and Big Sky Real Estate.

This year’s auction will many returning artists, including David Mensing, Carrie Wild, Kevin Red Star, Ryan Turner, Jake Mosher, Carlin Bear Don’t Walk, Lorri Lagerbloom, Diana Tremaine and many more. There are two components to the event—a silent auction with online bidding and a live auction with an auctioneer. The silent auction will feature paintings, pottery, photography, sculptures, jewelry and more, with prices that will allow everyone from the casual buyer to the discriminating collector to participate. The live auction includes one-of-kind pieces from some of the region’s most renowned artists, as well as some unique experience packages. There will also be several artists participating in a “quick-finish” on site and these pieces will also be auctioned off.

Tickets include valet parking, entry into the auction, two drink tickets for beer/wine, plated appetizers, dessert, and the silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the auction allow the Arts Council to keep the arts alive and accessible to Big Sky residents and visitors. In addition, funds raised during a live auction paddle raise will directly support the Arts Council’s pioneering Contribute What You Can arts education program, which seeks to eliminate barriers for Big Sky residents to participate in community art classes.

Patrons can get a sneak preview of the auction artwork on Thursday, February 23, at a special free event at the Independent. The silent auction will open that morning at 9 a.m. Stay tuned for more details.

More information about the auction and a full schedule of events can be found online at bigskyarts.org. The Arts Council of Big Sky is a non-profit organization founded in 1988, whose mission is to enrich our community through artistic experiences. For questions about the auction, please call (406) 995-2742 or visit bigskyarts.org.

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