Have you ever imagined owning a piece of art that may have been created by a well-known artist or celebrity? Then come to the Friends of the Arts’ sixth annual PostCard Art exhibit set for April 27, 2013, at Illinois State’s University Galleries.

You’re guaranteed to walk away with a piece of artwork. You won’t know who created your masterpiece until after you make your selection … and that’s what makes this event so unique.

How PostCard Art works:

  1. Look around.
  2. Place a dot next to the item you want to purchase. If more than one dot is near an item, then that item will be open for bidding!
  3. Just before bidding starts, double-check all your tagged items. If you are the only person who has tagged an item when open bidding begins, you must buy that item.
  4. Watch and bid!

The event is a fundraiser for College of Fine Arts students. Last year more than 200 pieces of art were donated and $19,000 was raised for student scholarships and grants.

The event also is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the arts community of Bloomington-Normal.

When: The auction will be held 6–10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. A preview will be held 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.

Where: University Galleries

Cost: Admission is $60, and comes with an open bar, one $50 voucher good for one piece of Postcard Art, and live performances by Illinois State theatre and music students.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the College of Fine Arts Box Office in the Center for Performing Arts lobby. Or call the Box Office at (309) 438-2535. Tickets are also available at any Ticketmaster location.

More information: Email the Friends of the Arts or call the College of Fine Arts at (309) 438.8321.

Submit art: Artists seeking to submit work for the event must download the submission form. Art is due to the College of Fine Arts no later than April 15.


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