Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Art Center to debut Harvest Auction

The Kenai Art Center is debuting the exhibition for the monthlong Harvest Auction on Thursday.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Receptions at the Kenai Art Center feature drinks, music and usually an appearance by the artist.

For the Harvest Auction, there isn’t one artist to make an appearance because all of the work was donated by members of the community.

A wide variety of art in a wider variety of styles hangs on the walls. Pieces were accepted throughout August, for the purpose of auctioning off as a fundraiser for the Kenai Art Center.

The purpose of fundraising is to keep the doors of the nonprofit gallery open, Abbey Ulen, vice president of the board, said.

Half of the room will have a silent auction accessible throughout the month, with cards posted next to the art where interested buyers can write in their bids.

The other half of the room will be auctioned off in a special event on Sept. 24. Tickets are currently on sale for the auction event, which will also be fully catered and feature other giveaways and prizes, according to Executive Director Alex Rydlinski.

After the opening reception, the Harvest Auction exhibit can be viewed throughout September during art center business hours, Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets to the auction event can also be purchased at the center during these hours.

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

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Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday in Kenai.

Jake Dye / Peninsula Clarion Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday in Kenai.

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