On Friday, November 8, 2013, Baton Rouge Gallery's annual benefit fundraiser, KINETICS, returned with its fun and fast-paced live art auction and a new feature, the KINETICS Raffle. Located inside BREC's historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive), the event celebrated the energy of contemporary art, specifically in Louisiana's capital city, providing a chance for arts supporters, business leaders and community members to share their passion for the visual arts while bidding on more than 30 original works from some of the region's most talented and prolific artists. A portion of the proceeds from the event went directly to the local and regional artists that make up the gallery's artist member roster with the remaining funds going to support its facilitating of over a dozen exhibitions annually and numerous well-attended cultural programs.
The night's festivities were kicked off by KINETICS' Special Guest Emcee, interior designer and former HGTV star, Kenneth Brown. In addition, guests were able to enjoy a unique and delicious menu from Stroubes Seafood and Steaks as well as a live performance from the seven-piece local soul/funk band, Lucy and the Gamblers.
KINETICS was proudly sponsored by John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer, Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge Water Company, Joe & Merle Suhayda, Coleman Partners Architects, NAI Latter and Blum, Ma Maison of Beaute, Postlethwaite & Netterville, Meredith Eicher and Associates, Republic Finance and Iberia Bank.
The New KINETICS Raffle
In addition to the high-energy live auction that punctuated the evening's festivities, this year the benefit presented a new feature, the KINETICS Raffle. Replacing the silent auction, a series of four impressive prize packages (valued at over $2,000 each) were raffled off, each one providing the winner with new experiences and memories they'll never forget. Raffle tickets were purchased for just $5 each. Click here to see these amazing packages! (PDF)
The KINETICS Live Auction
Of course, the highlight of KINETICS year-in and year-out is the live art auction that once again featured over 30 original works of art from the gallery's artist members and included art of all sizes and media including paintings, glass, photography, printmaking, collage and mixed media works. Bidding opened at just $100 for each piece.
Stay tuned for details on KINETICS 2014!