Kenai Art Center will launch Harvest Auction

The Kenai Art Center kicks off the exhibit for the month-long auction on Thursday.

An opening reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Receptions at the Kenai Art Center feature drinks, music, and usually an appearance by the artist.

For the Harvest Auction, there is not a single artist to make an appearance as all of the works have been donated by members of the community.

A wide variety of art in a wider variety of styles hangs on the walls. Pieces were accepted throughout August, with the intention of being auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Kenai Art Center.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to keep the doors of the non-profit gallery open, said Abbey Ulen, vice chair of the board.

Half the room will have a silent auction accessible throughout the month, with cards displayed next to the art where interested buyers can write their bids.

The other half of the room will be auctioned in a special event on September 24. Tickets are currently on sale for the auction event, which will also be fully supported and feature other giveaways and prizes, according to executive director Alex Rydlinski.

After the opening reception, the Harvest Auction exhibit can be viewed throughout September during art center hours, Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets for the auction can also be purchased at the center during these hours.

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Clarion Peninsula)

Jake Dye / Peninsula Clarion Artwork donated for the Kenai Art Center Harvest Auction on Tuesday in Kenai.

Jake Dye / Peninsula Clarion Artwork donated for the Kenai Art Center Harvest Auction on Tuesday in Kenai.