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We are currently SOLD OUT of Patrons' Show Fundraiser Tickets. We will release more tickets after February 6th, 2014 for those who already have a seat.
What is the Patrons' Show Fundraiser?
The Art League's Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. It's The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and it provides seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the great opportunity to acquire high quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $200 to upwards of thousands of dollars.
How Does it Work?
This annual event features between 600+ works of original fine art donated by Art League and Torpedo Factory artists, and the number of tickets sold matches the number of works donated. The show may be viewed in The Art League Gallery and online two weeks prior to the drawing. Ticket-holders fill the gallery during these two weeks studying the artwork and noting their favorite pieces, so they'll be prepared to select from the available artwork when their names are drawn.
On the evening of the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser drawing (Sunday, February 16, 2014), the excitement is palpable. Tickets are randomly drawn and when the name of each ticket-holder is announced, they may select a work of art from the show that they wish to add to their collection. In addition to the artwork, ticket holders may win other valuable prizes donated by local businesses.
All proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s educational programming, exhibits, and community outreach programs. Please contact The Art League Gallery (703-683-1780) for more information about this exciting event.
Dates to Remember:
Dates to view show: February 5–16
Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 noon–6:00 pm.
Extended viewing hours: Thursday, February 6, 6:00–9:00 pm; Wednesday, February 12, 6:00–9:00 pm; Thursday, February 13, 6:00–9:00 pm.
Drawing: Sunday, February 16, 4:00 pm in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
BUYING YOUR PATRONS' SHOW TICKETS - FAQ
Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 am online through Eventbrite.
Q: How many tickets (and guest seats) can I purchase?
A: There is no limit on the number of Patrons’ Show Fundraiser tickets you may purchase. The quantity of guest seats may not exceed the quantity of Patrons' Show Fundraiser tickets purchased.
Q: Why do I have to buy the "PSF Ticket + 1 Extra Seat" option in even numbered quantities?
A: Think of this “ticket quantity” as the number of people in your party attending. You will only select this option if you are bringing a guest, therefore, you will only purchase an even number of “tickets.” We know that it is confusing, but this is the most effective way to assign seating areas. If the following guidelines do not answer your questions, please call the Gallery at 703-683-1780.
Q: Why is there a transaction fee?
A: Eventbrite charges a transaction fee for all purchases made through their site.
Q: What is the transaction fee?
A: The transaction fee is 5.5% plus $0.99 for each ticket.
Q: Why does it say that a PSF Ticket + 1 Extra Seat is $112.50?? Does this cost less??
A: The amount shown on the ticket selection page ($112.50) is half of $225 because you are required to purchase multiples of 2 for this option. So, No: The TICKETS + GUEST SEATS option is $225 ($200 per ticket + $25 for a guest seat). You are not receiving 2 Patrons' Show tickets, you are receiving 1 ticket + 1 guest seat. The guest is not entitled to participate in the drawing for artwork.
Q: What if I want to purchase 3 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser Tickets and only 2 guest seats? What option(s) do I select?
A: If you are purchasing an unequal number of tickets and guest seats, select the quantity of TICKETS + GUEST SEATS first and make up the difference with the TICKET ONLY option. Guest seats may not exceed quantity of Patrons' Show Tickets.
Q: What’s the best way to go about purchasing tickets if I'm part of a large group?
A: If you have a very large group, consider having one person purchase all your tickets. This will help insure contiguous seating for your group.
Q: How do I reserve my seating area?
A: You select your seating area when you select your ticket.
Q: How do I get my physical ticket?
A: Once your registration page is complete and you have confirmed your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email detailing your purchase and seating section. A ticket PDF will be attached. PRINT YOUR TICKETS AND BRING THEM TO THE DRAWING ON FEBRUARY 16.
Q: May I bring my kids to the Patrons’ Show Fundraiser?
A: Unfortunately, no. Patrons' Show is not appropriate for small children. The event lasts around 6 hours and can be loud and crowded.
Q: When is the actual drawing?
A: The Patrons' Show Fundraiser drawing is Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 pm in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Q: What is a First Choice Raffle Ticket?
A: First Choice Raffle tickets are a separate drawing that allows the winner to select their favorite piece, write it on their ballot and if drawn, their artwork will be removed from the drawing and set aside for pick up. First Choice Raffle Tickets do not provide admission to The Patrons' Show Fundraiser.
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The Art League
"By nurturing the artist, we enrich the community. The Art League develops the artist through education, exhibition, and a stimulating, supportive environment, while sharing the experience of the visual arts with the community."
Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational nonprofit organization. The League is a multifaceted visual arts organization that meets its mission through its gallery, fine art school, art supply store, and arts-outreach programs.