5X7: Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale is an annual fundraiser for CCAC that invites artists both amateur and professional to compose and donate 5" X 7" artworks anonymously. For 2016, we'll have a Holiday Edition, which will include the addition of handmade and artisan holiday ornaments on a festive holiday tree. The pieces are then "claimed" through a series of first-pick ticket holder drawings and a mad dash free-for-all. The evening is a lively affair with buyers vying for their favorite pieces among the three hundred-plus artworks lining the gallery walls. Guests enjoy happy hour beverages and appetizers while browsing the artwork before the competition to stake their claim to artwork begins. Value and name recognition are leveled in this sale while fun and suspense is increased.
One by one, the fifteen first-pick ticket holders ($30 per person) get to choose one favorite artwork before everyone else. A number of pieces remain covered and off-limits during the first-pick round, only to be revealed and unwrapped after being claimed in the round open to all ticket holders. All of the 5” X 7” artwork is sold for a uniform price of $25 per piece. Any remaining artwork at the end of the night will be for sale at the CCAC Gallery through the holiday season. General admission tickets are $15 per person.
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