"The sale of the year...an event not to miss..., attended by groups of art lovers - make that fanatics..." - SF Chronicle
Visual Aid's iconic art exhibition and party--where a sensational live auction features art and fun luxury items and a fixed price sale offers 500 works of art for $165. Mingle with new and seasoned art collectors, students, artists and friends--all vying for great art.
Enjoy: Great art and people-watching
Listen: Soulful, downtempo sonic goodness from DJ N'K and DJ Garlynn
Imbibe: Blue Angel Vodka martinis, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Peroni and Blue Moon beers and Hiball
Taste: Mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres and desserts from Creole Catering Company, The Only Cookie, La Med, Valencia Whole Foods, Heartbaker and creme brulee cart
Put Your Hands in the Air: Auctioneer David Sobon will energize the crowd
Feel Great: while raising funds for Visual Aid--providing a gallery, free art supplies, exhibition opportunities and community to artists living with AIDS, cancer, diabetes, Hep C and other life-threatening illnesses
Obey: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
An exciting live auction with paintings, photographs and more donated by local galleries and artists, including Christo, Riley Johndonnell, Enrique Chagoya, Aondrea Maynard, Jeremy Morgan, Silvia Poloto, Marianne Kolb, Rex Ray and others. Includes special treasures from some of the region's top wineries, hotels, restaurants and spas.
Art by Phillip Hua, Leslie Lusardi, Deneane Niebergall, Kara Maria, Annie Sprinkle, Mike Kimball and hundreds more are included in the fixed price sale--a unique model where original works of art by famous and lesser-known artists alike are sold on a first-come, first served basis for $165. Late arrivers can still choose from among hundreds of appealing works of art. The Top Ten spots in line are sold via an online auction the week before Big Deal.