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NAA Auction – Newburyport Art Association Art Auction & Party

By Elizabeth de Veer, Newburyport.com Correspondent
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NAA Auction, Newburyport Art Auction & Party

The 22nd annual Newburyport Art Association Art Auction and Party will take place in the NAA galleries and under a spacious tent adjacent to the Sculpture Garden on Saturday, September 23rd from 5:30 – 10:30 pm. The NAA auction is the largest fundraiser of the year and has grown in popularity causing organizers to expand preparations and bidding options for this exciting annual event. The NAA auction is a wonderful opportunity to help support a critical organization that serves as the foundation and inspiration for Greater Newburyport’s passionate community of artists and art lovers. Come view and bid on works by local artists, while enjoying delicious food and drinks at one of Newburyport’s top annual social events.

In honor of the NAA’s “75th Anniversary Year” the NAA Art Auction will feature 75 works of art & design, 50 as part of the live auction and 25 as part of our silent auction. The NAA is grateful to the Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation, the premier sponsor for both the NAA’s 75th Anniversary Celebration and Auction.

The Newburyport Art Association art auction and party is a great way to discover beautiful local art. Plan your bids ahead of time by previewing artwork in the NAA Live Auction Online Gallery and the NAA Silent Auction Online Gallery! The auction art will be exhibited in the NAA galleries from Friday, August 25th through Wednesday, September 20th. The exhibition is free and will be open for viewing during NAA business hours. From 5 pm on the 20th until the auction opens on Saturday the 23rd, the NAA gallery exhibition will be closed in preparation for the auction. The online galleries will remain open during this time giving everyone a chance to preview art and plan bids.

The NAA Auction is always an exciting evening and a wonderful opportunity to highlight the amazing artwork of the NAA artist members! The Silent Auction, featuring 25 works of art and 20-30 experience packages will take place from 5:30-7:15 along with the art preview for the live auction, live painting by artist, Alan Bull as well as cocktails and cuisine. The Live Auction, featuring 50 works of art, will take place from 7:30 – 10:30 and cocktails and dessert will be available during this time.

5:30 – 7:15 Live Auction Preview & Silent Auction/25 Works of Art & 20-30 Experience Packages | Cocktails & Cuisine
5:30 – 7:15   Live Painting by Artist Alan Bull | Alan’s painting will be for sale during the Live Auction
7:30 – 10:30  Live Auction/50 Works of Art & Raffle Drawings | Cocktails & Dessert

Purchase tickets in advance, as the Newburyport Art Association art auction and party is a sell out every year! Tickets will be sold at the door the night of the Art Auction if they are still available. Tickets are $120 with an optional $20 cost for a reserved seat.

If you are unable to attend the Newburyport Art Association Art Auction and Party, consider purchasing raffle tickets for one of two VIP Sports Packages generously donated by Cross Insurance or a Jimmy’s Jazz Club Package donated by Andrew Sidford Architects.  The drawing will be held during the live auction but you do not need to be present to win the raffle.

Package 1  Two tickets, Jimmy’s Jazz Club, Dinner & Tours of  Club & MONA $500 (FMV) | Andrew Sidford Architects
Package 2   Two VIP Tickets to Celtics vs. Knicks & Gourmet Dinner & Dessert $800 (FMV) | Cross Insurance Boardroom
Package 3  Two VIP Tickets to Bruins vs. Rangers & Gourmet Dinner & Dessert $800 (FMV)| Cross Insurance Boardroom

Video from 2018 NAA Art Auction & Party: