Art is the star of our special event coming this Saturday: ArtWorks XXVIII!
Are you a college graduate just building your art collection, a young family ready to dress the walls or a collector wanting to add a piece or two to your collection? This lively art auction is just what you need!
In its 28th year, the super-fun event taking over The Rep (601 Main St., Little Rock) will feature artwork from 90 of central Arkansas’ most notable artists that patrons can bid on in silent and live auctions throughout the night. For the first time ever, The Rep is using the online bidding system, Bidpal, to allow patrons to place bids during the silent auction. Get the rundown on how to use the program here!
Come a little early to make note of your favorite pieces while you enjoy lively music from The Goat Band. And while you’re taking in the art and enjoying the music, feast on light appetizers from local eateries, including Three Fold Noodles & Dumpling Co.
, The Southern Gourmasian
, Bravo! Cucina
Italiana, RSVP Catering
and Sufficient Grounds
(check out the food offered on Inviting Arkansas
‘ blog here
!). There will be bars set up throughout the theatre with drinks from L&L Imports, Rocktown Distillery, Ozark Brewing Co. and Public House Brewing Company.
The live auction will take over The Rep MainStage for the first time ever and will feature an awesome lineup of guest emcees (including cast members from Hooking Up with The Second City
) who will be introducing each beautiful piece of art. Special guest emcees include:
- Charlie Coleman, Attorney with Wright, Lindsey and Jennings LLP and The Rep Board Member
- Alyson Courtney, KATV Anchor
- Daniel Robinson, Senior Regional Investment Officer at Arvest Bank and The Rep Board Member
- Drew Mitchell and Amber Glaze, Co-Hosts of “HotMess in the Morning” on 106.7 The Ride
- Alan Rail, Lead IT Specialist at Southwest Power Pool
- Bridget Davis, Former Young Artist
- The cast of Hooking Up with The Second City:
- Ali Barthwell
- Katie Kershaw
- Martin Morrow
- Casey Whitaker
Schedule for the evening:
6:30 p.m. | Lite Bites, Drinks, Music by The Goat Band & Silent Art Auction
7:30 p.m. | Live Art Auction
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling The Rep Box Office at (501) 378-0405.