(Billings, MT)– Come chill at the museum during the Yellowstone Art Museum’s 49th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event will be held at the Yellowstone Art Museum located at 401 North 27th Street, Billings, Montana. The Annual Art Auction is the YAM’s most significant fundraising event, generating proceeds in support of exhibitions and educational programming for the entire year. The theme this year is icy with a chill environment, cold cocktails, and cool artwork.
Everyone is invited to an opening reception for the Art Auction 49 exhibition, which will be held on January 19, 2017. The opening event will be the first chance to view this year’s Art Auction artwork selections from 141 artists from across the nation, including over 100 Montanan artists. There will be live music and hors d’oeuvres and free admission for members. The exhibition will remain open for viewing and silent auction bidding until the event on March 4th.
The exhibition culminates in our Annual Art Auction, which consists of a silent auction, a live auction, a “Quick Draw,” cocktails, and gourmet heavy hors d’oeuvres, all within the cool environment of our beautiful galleries. The Auction begins Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 5pm and features a dinner and dessert buffet catered by Thomas Nelson Catering. The Live Auction bidding begins at 7:30pm and will include a raffle drawing for exquisite jewelry donated by Montague’s Jewelers.
Advance tickets to the Art Auction event go on sale January 19th, online and at the museum. General admission tickets are $95 per person and $105 at the door. Raffle tickets may be purchased separately and the ticket holder need not be present to win.
Title sponsor Oakland & Company generously sponsors the 49th Annual Art Auction. Sponsors Intermountain Distributing Company; Eide Bailly LLP; Kibler & Kirch / Stapleton Gallery, Sanctuary Spa & Salon; Stillwater Mining Company; Montague’s Jewelers; Perkins Restaurants; Exxon Mobil and Hardy Construction provide additional support.
Art Auction 47 and 46 images provided by the Yellowstone Art Museum
The YAM is the region’s largest contemporary art museum offering changing exhibitions, education, café, consignment gallery, Visible Vault, and a 7,500-piece permanent collection. The Yellowstone Art Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday 10am–5pm; Thursday & Friday 10am–8pm; and Sunday 11am–4pm. Admission: Members free, $6 adults, $3 students with valid ID, $3 children 6–18, under 6 free, $4 discount price (please inquire).