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On Friday, November 13, 2015 (7 - 11 pm), Baton Rouge Gallery's annual benefit fundraiser, KINETICS, returns 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 celebrates 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 go 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.

Get your tickets for the big night! ($40, $30 for BRG members.)

The night's festivities, in addition to the live auction and raffle, will include a fun performance from the energetic soul/funk band Lucy & the Gamblers and delicious refreshments courtesy of Stroubes Seafood & Steaks.  

Get a sneak peek at all the works up for bid with the KINETICS Preview Catalog!

KINETICS is proudly sponsored by John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer, Lamar Advertising, Launch MediaThe Baton Rouge Water Company, Stephen C. Riedlinger & Ann Wise, Coleman Partners Architects, Republic Finance, IKON Construction, Ogwyn Law Firm, LLC and Jeaux's Boys



In addition to the high-energy live auction that punctuates the evening's festivities, in 2015 the benefit again includes the KINETICS Raffle. Replacing the silent auction of years past, a series of three impressive prize packages (valued at over $1,000 each) will raffled off, each one providing the winner with new experiences and memories they'll never forget. Raffle tickets will be offered for just $10 each. 

The KINETICS 2015 Raffle includs these three prize packages (click on each package name to see a full rundown of each package)

There's No Place Like Home: Includes a table for 10 at the 2016 Spanish Town Ball (January), a family photo shoot & print from Amy James Photography, two pairs of tickets to experience The River City Jazz Masters series in 2016, a "Chef's Choice Dinner Experience" from Hello Sushi, a one-year membership at LASM and more! 

Cruisin' Into New Orleans: Includes the use of a 2016 Cadillac ATS for a week, a two-night stay at The Blake Hotel, eight passes to the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas or Insectarium, and more!

Louisiana Sportsman's Dream: Includes a guided duck hunting trip for two in Welch, LA, a 9-foot Dagger kayak from The Backpacker, paddleboard rental and lessons for two from Muddy Water Paddle Company, a gift basket from Varsity Sports that includes a new pair of running shoes and more!


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. 

Below you'll find our KINETICS Preview Catalog, which gives you a sneak peek at all the works up for bid!