The 20th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Auction is now open at the Longbranch Café & Bakery (100 East Jackson Street, Carbondale, IL 62901). Everyone is invited to stop by to bid on fantastic art made by local students, professional artists, and international students. All proceeds from the Art Auction benefit 550 orphans and 4,000 students in Bangladesh.
Due to concerns over the recent spread of COVID-19, event organizers have postponed the Meet the Artists Reception originally scheduled for March 20 until further notice. Currently, the Art Auction Closing Celebration is still scheduled for Sunday April 26, Noon – 4pm at the Longbranch. Supporters can bid on art leading up to the Closing Celebration in person at Longbranch or remotely by calling 618-529-5044. The show is available to view online at www.forkidssake.net/art-auction.
Individuals and businesses are also invited to be Wall Sponsors of the Art Auction by matching the final bids from art hanging on the wall of their choice. These generous sponsors effectively double the impact of bids while honoring the artist’s contribution. Some wall sponsorships are still available now through April 26. Thank you to the current Wall Sponsors: Greenridge Landscaping, Rafi’s Custom Remodeling, B W Electric and Locating, Town Square Market, Anacap Financials, Rodan+Fields Consultant Marcy Cascio-Hale and Private Donors.