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On Friday, November 7, 2014, Baton Rouge Gallery's annual benefit fundraiser, KINETICS, returned with its fun and fast-paced live art auction as well as the KINETICS Raffle. Located inside BREC's historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive), the event celebrated the energy of contemporary art, specifically in Louisiana's capital city, providing a chance for arts supporters, business leaders and community members to share their passion for the visual arts while bidding on more than 30 original works from some of the region's most talented and prolific artists. A portion of the proceeds from the event went directly to the local and regional artists that make up the gallery's artist member roster with the remaining funds going to support its facilitating of over a dozen exhibitions annually and numerous well-attended cultural programs.

Click here to view the 2014 KINETICS Virtual Catalog, which gives you a look at every work that was up for bid, a rundown of all four exciting raffle packages and a taste of what attendees could expect at the event.

The night's festivities, in addition to the live auction and raffle, included a fun performance from the energetic funk/jazz band Cafe au Lait and delicious refreshments courtesy of Stroubes Seafood & Steaks.  

KINETICS was proudly sponsored by John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer, The Baton Rouge Water CompanyLamar Advertising, Vistage, Launch Media, Postlethwaite & NettervilleColeman Partners Architects, Ma Maison of Beaute, Republic Finance and Iberia Bank



In addition to the high-energy live auction that punctuated the evening's festivities, in 2014 the benefit again included the KINETICS Raffle. Replacing the silent auction of years past, a series of four impressive prize packages (valued at over $2,000 each) was raffled off, each one providing the winner with new experiences and memories they'll never forget. Raffle tickets were offered for just $5 each. 

The KINETICS 2014 Raffle included four seperate prize packages: 

There's No Place Like Home: Includes a spot for two on the lead float of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, a table for 10 at the 2015 Spanish Town Ball, passes to some of the best events in town, dining experiences at your favorite local restaurants and more!

Cruisin' Into New Orleans: Includes the use of a 2015 Cadillac ATS for a week, a two-night stay in a premium room at Hotel Provincial, dining experiences, passes to the Audubon Nature Institute, a membership with the New Orleans Museum of Art, passes to the New Orleans jazz venue, Preservation Hall, and more!

Louisiana Sportsman's Dream: Includes a guided duck hunting trip for two in Welch, LA, a fishing kayak from KC Kayaks, a K2 cooler, a gift basket from Varsity Sports that includes a new pair of running shoes, yoga sessions at Pure Yoga and more.

Winter Wonderland: Includes an $800 shopping spree at The Curtain Exchange of Baton Rouge; a family photo shoot with Amy James Photography; a straight-edge shave, facial scrub and haircut at Ma Maison of Beaute, a holiday pickup meal for four from Juban's, beauty services, holiday decor, and multiple gift cards to area boutiques.


The KINETICS Live Auction

Of course, the highlight of KINETICS year-in and year-out is the live art auction that once again features over 30 original works of art from the gallery's artist members and includes art of all sizes and media including paintings, glass, photography, printmaking, collage and mixed media works. Bidding opens at just $100 for each piece. 

You can view every work that was auctioned off by flipping through the 2014 KINETICS Virtual Catalog.


Stay tuned for details on KINETICS 2015.