Art Auction

The MacLaren’s Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction provides a great opportunity for artists to showcase their work, while assisting the Gallery in its fundraising activities. By getting involved in the art auction, artists help the MacLaren raise much needed funds for core programming. We accept all variations and styles of artwork for this event from practicing professional artists. We will professionally frame the artwork on-site at the Gallery and add the cost of framing to the value of the artwork. As a donor you will receive your choice of a tax receipt for the full market value of your work or 50% of the purchase price. (The artist may need to verify market value.) Artists set the starting minimum bid for their artwork, which is generally 50% of the value. A preview of the auction artworks takes place in all three galleries for one week prior to the auction. Our event is full of energy and excitement and attracts over 300 people looking for that special work of art to take home. We would not be able to host this successful fundraising event without the generous contributions from artists in our programming, our collection and our community.