50/50 Live Interactive Art Event

Armory presents Second Annual 50/50 Live Interactive Art Event


50 artists will create 50 works of art to be auctioned live for a $50 starting bid


The public will watch as fifty top regional artists produce artwork live– and then have the opportunity to bid on the finished work for a minimum bid of $50 – at the Armory Art Center’s upcoming 50/50 event.


Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 at the Armory Art Center at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, 50 artists will put their creative efforts forth on 16” x 20” canvases and begin creating in a multiplicity of media as the public looks on, enjoying a complimentary glass of wine or beer.  Three hours later, as the pieces are completed, the bidding will begin, with minimum bids of $50 and also buy it now prices for those patrons who don’t want to risk seeing their favorite piece put up for auction.  In addition, Armory Art Center Artists in Residence will provide sculpture and ceramics demonstrations.


“The 50/50 event will be an exciting interactive event, allowing the public a peek inside the creative process with this great collection of artists,” said Armory Art Center Chief Executive Sandra Coombs.  “We have artists from every genre, including noted political cartoonist David Willson, muralists Eduardo Mendieta and Sharon Koskoff among many others.  It will be great fun to watch them create art on the spot, and then have a chance to take it home that night!”


Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at The Armory Art Center or by calling 561-832-1776 x33.  Each ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer with a cash bar for additional beverages, along with refreshments provided by a local food truck.


About the Armory Art Center:  The Armory’s mission is to provide high-quality visual art school and art gallery services that stimulate personal self-discovery and generate knowledge and awareness of art as part of life. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, Art Salons, lectures and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more!  For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.


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