Tonight!!! ART LOVERS REJOICE - ArtSpan's Benefit Art Auction

Castro Theater
Ian Ross
Saudade, 48" x 96", Acrylic and spray paint on wood, Estimated Value $4,500.00

Erik Joyner
Robo Hawks, Giclée print, 24" x 30", Estimated Value $400.00

Kirk Maxson
Big Sur, Book pages and dust cover of book, 2.5' x 3' x 6", Estimated Value $2,000.00

This year's ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction has to be one of the most exciting ones in recent years.

With amazing works up for bid at a fraction of gallery pricing from artists like Paul Madonna, Kirk Maxson, Kristine Mays, Eric Rewitzer and Ian Ross - SomArts will be the place to be this saturday for all you art lovers looking to get your hands on today's best artists in SF/Bay Area while contributing to a worthy cause.

Bid on 100+ artworks by Bay Area artists in juried live and silent auctions! Proceeds benefit ArtSpan's mission to build community through year-round educational programs for working artists, under-served youth, and the public.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF

VIP PREVIEW: 5:30-6:30pm
Includes advance admission, complimentary valet parking, wine tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music & seating for live auction. $125 in advance; $150 at the door

GENERAL ADMISSION: 6:30-9:30pm Includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar & wine tasting! $50 in advance; $65 at the door

Visit ArtSpan's photostream of the Auction to see more artworks up for bid. FLICKR SET CLICK HERE

ArtSpan, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

In addition to SF Open Studios in the Fall, ArtSpan produces a number of other programs throughout the year, including curated and juried Exhibitions, Professional Development Workshops for Artists, and the Art for City Youth program.

ArtSpan provides emerging and established artists with diverse opportunities to display their artwork to new art appreciators and seasoned collectors alike. Annual exhibitions include the SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center and the SF Travel Rotating Exhibition; Selections Juried Exhibition takes place biennially.

Every child deserves access to arts education. ArtSpan's Art for City Youth program aims to fill the gaps left by budget cuts by placing professional artists in San Francisco classrooms. Art for City Youth's Teaching Artists employ Visual Thinking Strategies during in-class sessions and exhibition tours to expand their students' vocabulary and inspire creativity.


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