Liverpool Art Month: Arena Studios & Gallery’s Annual Art Auction

Art Auction provides a unique opportunity to invest in Liverpool’s Artists and their work.

arena sale posterThis Friday, 3rd May, Arena Studios and Gallery will host its 11th Annual Auction in association with Liverpool Art Month. Both established and newly emerging artists from a diverse range of disciplines have submitted work which will be sold at the auction in Elevator Café Bar, Parliament Street. And I for one will be there, paddle in hand!

Although it is officially stated as the 11th Annual Auction it is thought amongst many that throughout Arena’s 31 year history there have been many, many auctions and this could possibly be around the 26th. Auctioneer Paul O’Keeffe remembers that during one of the first Auctions in Arena’s old home in Duke Street, he was asked to sell and opened packet of digestive biscuits… and sell he did, thus beginning a long and illustrious career as Arena’s much loved Auctioneer.

The night is always exciting and the atmosphere electric as the bids rise higher and higher. So why not go along for a fantastic night’s entertainment, free bubbly and the chance to win some great art work from the finest artists living and working in Liverpool today?

Registration for the evening starts at 5pm and I’ll be looking forward to a free glass of bubbly when I register. The lovely Arena people also tell me that there’s curry and a drink on offer for £8.00.

There will be pieces from Tabitha Moses, 2013 Liverpool Art prize nominee, and from Tomo, Liverpool Art Peoples prize winner 2012. There’s also work from newly emerging  as well as established artists, including a unique selection  of 2D & 3D work, found objects and ceramics, traditional media, oil and acrylic paints, watercolours and pastels through to digital images and screen prints. There are not many places you will find such an incredible mix of art work all for sale.

So get down there, soak up the atmosphere, support local artists and hopefully go home with some brilliant original art. If you’re down there, do come over and say hello.

The 11th Arena  Art Auction artwork will be on view in the Elevator Café Bar, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 5RN, from Monday 29th April.  The Auction opens Friday 3rd May at 5pm for registrations with a 7pm start to the bidding.

More information can be found at www.arenastudiosand and updates also on Twitter @arenaliverpool

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