BATON ROUGE'S PREMIER LIVE ART AUCTION, KINETICS, RAISES OVER $44,000 TO SUPPORT ART IN 2016
Baton Rouge Gallery's annual benefit fundraiser, KINETICS, with its fun and fast-paced live art auction, had its most successful year yet in 2016. More than $44,000 was raised to support the gallery, its mission and its artist members! 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 every arts lover in town 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 the gallery's facilitating of a dozen exhibitions annually and numerous well-attended cultural programs.
The night's festivities, in addition to the live auction and raffle, included a performance from the energetic and soulful Quiana Lynell and delicious refreshments courtesy of Chef Sean Rivera.
Check out the art that went up for bid in 2016 with the KINETICS Preview Catalog
KINETICS was proudly sponsored by John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer, Stephen C. Riedlinger & Ann Wise, BREC, Baton Rouge Water Company, Launch Media, Coleman Partners Architects, Republic Finance, Ikon Construction, and Ogwyn Law Firm, LLC.
The KINETICS Raffle
In addition to the high-energy live auction that always punctuates the evening's festivities, the evening again included the KINETICS Raffle. Three packages focused on the state we all love and art experiences in three of its biggest cities (each valued at over $1,000 each) were raffled off.
See everything that was up for grabs in the three prize packages below (PDF files):
The KINETICS Live Auction
Of course, the highlight of KINETICS year-in and year-out is the live art auction that once again featured 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 opened at just $100 for each piece.
In addition, in honor of our 50th anniversary in 2016, there were works from two of our founding artist members up for bid!