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About Our Auction
Arts Are Elementary presents our second annual Evening With Art, a celebratory fundraiser where a curated selection of fine arts and art experiences will be presented in live and silent auction. Our gala will be held at The Daniel, 10 Water Street, Brunswick, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 6:00-9:00pm. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar while Bowdoin College's oldest female a capella group, Miscellania, performs prior to the start of the live auction.
New to our event this year is the ability for our supporters to bid on artwork online. For 2 weeks prior to the gala, select pieces will be presented online, where one can enter an exact bid or a proxy bid. Each of these pieces will be transferred to our live, in-person event, where our guests may continue to bid, and where absentee bids for our online bidders will continue via representative from Arts Are Elementary if applicable.
How does online proxy bidding work? Proxy bidding places bids on your behalf at the lowest possible increments. Simply enter your maximum bid (the highest amount you are willing to pay) where it says "proxy."
The goal of proxy bidding online is for you to win the auction at the lowest possible price with the convenience of not having to log in to bid every time you are outbid. Your maximum bid is only placed when another bidder also bids up to that amount. Bids will increase based on the bid increment set for that specific auction item.
Once the online auction ends, further bidding will take place for all the online items during the live auction on September 28th. If you have the highest bid on an item at the online auction's closing, but that bid is still lower than your maximum ("proxy") bid, then a representative from Arts Are Elementary will bid on your behalf at our live event up to your maximum bid. Your representative will never bid any higher than needed to win the item.
About Arts Are Elementary
Arts Are Elementary works in partnership with local schools to provide every public K-5 classroom in Brunswick with professional artist residencies and has been doing so since 1980. We also provide opportunities for the broader community to engage with art. Our mission is to spark curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking through arts integration in elementary schools within the greater Brunswick area, and to raise awareness of the arts in the local community.
Arts Are Elementary is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, funded by donations from parents, community members, local businesses, the elementary schools' parent groups, and the Brunswick School Department.
An Evening With Art is our largest fundraiser of the year.
Live Event Information
An Evening With Art will be held at The Daniel, 10 Water Street, Brunswick, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 6:00-9:00pm. Over 30 works of fine art and art experiences will be presented in both live and silent auction format. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar while Bowdoin College's oldest female a capella group, Miscellania, performs prior to the start of the live auction. For a preview of the items to be auctioned and to purchase tickets, visit
Items from this online auction will be transferred to the live, in-person event on September 28th. Please see "About Our Auction" on the home page for more details.