Great Art Heist benefit auction open for bidding

Published 1:17 pm Sunday, October 23, 2022

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The Great Art Heist, Dare Arts’ benefit art auction, is now open for bidding.

This year’s Great Art Heist features the work of over 100 local and regional artists that guests can bid on in-person at the Dare Arts Gallery and online at

“We are so grateful for our artist community who generously donated their talent and time to The Great Art Heist,” said Dare Arts gallery director Lynne Francis. “The auction has a wonderful array of media at all price points for bidders to choose from.”

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Registration to bid is now open online at The Great Art Heist will be open for bidding through October 28.

Private viewings of The Great Art Heist with a group of friends that includes a light brunch or happy hour during the month are also available. To schedule a private viewing, email Dare Arts executive director Jessica Sands at

“Gathering together a group of co-workers or friends for a private viewing is such a fabulous and unique way to experience The Great Art Heist,” said Sands. “After pivoting from a large-scale gala to this art auction in 2020, we are still enthusiastic about the quality of the art and the success of the event.  Don’t miss it!”

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Special Gallery hours while the auction is open are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday-Monday.

Final bids must be in by 8 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

TowneBank is the presenting sponsor of The Great Art Heist for the third consecutive year. The event is also sponsored by Jane Webster and Basnight & Moran Insurance Agency.

For more information about the event, visit or call 252-473-5558.



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