Looking for locally made art for your shelves or walls at home? The Cooper Young Community Association hosts an annual Art Auction to benefit the art projects in the Cooper Young neighborhood, including new murals on McLean and Barksdale. The auction offers a wide array for handmade items ranging from paintings and mixed media art to pottery, jewelry and tickets to local attractions. Each year the artists are honored at a reception at Otherlands prior to the main event.
The annual Art for Art’s Sake Auction will hit Young Avenue Deli from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 23. Tickets are $15 for CYCA members and $20 for non-members and are available online or at the door. Credit cards will be accepted this year. Admission includes food, drink, some alcohol and bidding rights for both the live and silent auctions. Last year the auction raised more than $13,000. Artists featured in the live auction include Lisa Lumb, Nick Canterucci, Paul Clarke, Karen Capps, Guillermo Umbria and more. Local radio and newspaper personality Dennis Phillipi will man the mic as auctioneer.