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Auction for the Arts

The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to host the 12th Annual Auction for the Arts event, to be held at the Grand Ballroom in the Montage in Big Sky on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

This annual event features a Fixed Price "Luck of the Draw" Art Sale, Quick Finish/Live Auction, Juried Silent Auction, fabulous food and drink, live entertainment, and a Paddle Raise for Accessible Arts Education. Public and private art previews throughout Big Sky precede the LIVE event. Check out this list to see all the artists that have participated since 2013.

This year's event is presented by Big Sky Real Estate CompanyLone Mountain Land Company and Montage Big Sky, with support from JP Morgan Chase, Blue Ribbon Builders, Bozeman Spirits, Big Sky Journal, and Western Art and Architecture. If you would like to support this event, please contact Katie Alvin!

2024 AUCTION FOR THE ARTS



12th Annual Auction for the Arts

Key Dates


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

AUCTION FOR THE ARTS TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. MST for the 12th Annual Auction for the Arts.



FRIDAY, JANUARY 19TH

LUCK OF THE DRAW - AUCTION FOR THE ARTS PREVIEW EXHIBITION

BASE ART GALLERY - 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M.

Please join the Arts Council of Big Sky’s Luck of the Draw - Auction for the Arts Preview Exhibition at the BASE Art Gallery on Friday, January 19th, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.



JANUARY 22ND - FEBRUARY 22ND

SILENT AUCTION OPENS FOR VIEWING

(online and in person)

Find new artwork for your home and help out an important Big Sky organization. The Silent Auction catalog will be offered online, where you can register, log in, and start picking out your favorite pieces. Bidding will open the week before the main event and close just after the live program on February 22nd.



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH

SOUND & COLOR RECEPTION
CHOPPERS BUILDING

5. P.M. TO 9 P.M.

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING OPENS
5 P.M.

The Sound & Color Reception provides an opportunity for the public to view and experience the art offered in the Auction for the Arts, while immersing themselves in music, artists at work, and conversation with event organizers and community members. Bidding will be open for silent auction items.



FEBRUARY 17TH - FEBRUARY 19TH

ARTWORK PREVIEWS
CHOPPERS BUILDING

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND

AUCTION FOR THE ARTS MAIN EVENT

MONTAGE BIG SKY

5 p.m. Event Starts - Quick Finish underway
7 p.m. Live Program & Auction
8:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

Tickets will include:
Free Champagne Shuttle
Entry to the Auction
Two drink tickets (beer, wine or signature cocktail)
Plated appetizers
Silent Auction
Quick Finish/Live Auction
Fixed Price Luck-of-the-Draw Sale
Live Music by the Mike Murray Duo



JURIED SILENT AUCTION

Hand-picked artwork selected by our artwork selection committee from our Call for Art and by invitation is included in our silent auction at the Auction for the Arts. The silent auction catalog is offered online, starting January 22nd, so you can begin dreaming about your newest artwork addition(s)! Bidding for the silent auction begins one week before the main event and closes just after the live program on February 22nd. 

If you cannot attend in person, the silent auction is a fun way to still participate and bid on artwork! Bidding for the Silent Auction begins February 16th at 5 p.m.


View Silent Auction Catalog


LUCK OF THE DRAW FIXED-PRICE ART SALE

The Luck of the Draw sale is a new addition to our fundraising gala that showcases artwork by elite artists at a fixed price. Committed bidders can submit an intent to purchase form to enter an auction-night drawing for the opportunity to buy artwork. Included with your ticket purchase for registered bidders are three drawing entries, which can be used towards different art pieces, or you can double- or triple-up your entry for any piece. Additional entries are available for purchase online and at the event.

The incredible Luck of the Draw artwork is on display now in the BASE Art Gallery at the BASE Community Center. While you are enjoying the art, stop by the Arts Council of Big Sky’s office and say hi! All artwork will be included in the Sound & Color Reception on February 16th and Art Previews over Presidents Day weekend at the old Choppers building, 77 Lone Peak Dr, located in Town Center. 


Luck of the Draw Art


QUICK FINISH/LIVE AUCTION


Watch your next painting come to life as invited quick finish artists create paintings throughout the evening, which will be auctioned off in the live auction on the night of the Auction for the Arts. Other premium experience packages will be auctioned live as well.

PADDLE RAISE FOR ARTS EDUCATION

At the Arts Council of Big Sky, we believe that Arts Education improves lives and communities, and we strive to make our educational opportunities truly accessible for all. We have created the only Contribute-What-You-Can art class fee structure to accomplish this. This allows participants to find a class price that works for them financially, reducing the price to as low as 20% of the suggested cost! 

When registering for art classes, if you can financially donate over the suggested class fee, this helps cover the cost of reduced class prices. About 40% of our participants took advantage of our Contribute-What-You-Can pricing! 

To ensure we can provide reduced art class fees, during the live auction, you can donate during the Paddle Raise for Accessible Arts Education. If you don't like the pressure of donating during the live auction's paddle raise for education, you can donate online!

I would not have been able to take the pottery class without the reduced Rate. The reduced rate has provided me an opportunity to participate in the art class.
I am the primary care giver of my kids as my husband works a lot. It gave me 1 ( or 2 if I attended open studio) nights to spend time to myself in a healthy environment.
My son (who often is anxious in new situations) just seems so comfortable and relaxed when he is there.

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WITH SUPPORT FROM

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