Black artists alliance to hold benefit online auction for COVID-19 relief
6/4/2020, 6 p.m.
Members of the Black American Artists Alliance of Richmond are holding an online art auction from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, to benefit CultureWorks’ COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund.
According to organizers, BAAAR’s artists have been inspired by CultureWorks’ dedication to supporting artists during the pandemic and are creating original works to be auctioned to support the relief effort.
BAAAR’s artists who are participating in the auction are Jowarnise Caston, Unicia R. Buster, William E. Johnson, R. Vashti Woods, A. Yhayha Hargrove, David Marion, S. Ross Browne, Philip Muzi Branch, Barbara Hobson, Dennis Winston and Kyle M. Epps.
The artists will post an original piece for auction on social media platforms during the auction hours on Saturday. Bidders may either post their bid for the piece on the site or via private message with the artist.
Bidding for each piece starts at $100, with the highest bid winning. There is no reserve. Winners may arrange pickup or delivery of the artwork with the artist.