Auction for the Arts returns to BMCA for 14th year

Special to Black Mountain News
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts will host its annual Auction for the Arts at 6 p.m. on March 2.

The action on stage and in the audience always gets heated as the bidding commences at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts annual Auction for the Arts. That’s why seating is limited for this annual event planned for 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

“We want to give everyone room to spread out and enjoy themselves,” says Gale Jackson, executive director of BMCA.

In addition to a catered buffet dinner and silent auction, it is the live auction featuring professional auctioneer Dean Hittleman and the on-stage antics of artist Julia Burr that makes this event so fun.

This will be the 14th year this lively event has been held.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the auction, if available.

The range of items available for bid include vacation rentals, jewelry, furniture, a car care package, pottery, artwork, accessories, baskets of goodies, gift certificates for goods and services and much more. This is an important fundraiser for the non-profit organization which has brought “arts to the people and people to the arts” for the past 20 years.

As such the Arts Center hope to sell tickets to people who understand this is an auction for the arts and not an arts auction.

“There are some beautiful, hand-crafted items up for bid,” Jackson said. “There is a gorgeous ring donated from Grace Jewelers, a stunning Sara LeVan painting, a black and white photograph from Joye Ardyn Durham, but there will also be a loads of smaller items, gift baskets, themed packages and gift certificates donated by our generous local retailers and restaurants available in the silent auction.” A buffet dinner with beer wine and dessert is also part of the ticket price.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State Street. Tickets can be purchased at blackmountainarts.org or by calling 669-0930.