The 621 Gallery will be holding its 21st Annual Art Auction on Friday.
The Auction will give Participants a chance to view and bid on a variety of different exotic pieces of art. Profits from the event will help raise money for the gallery and aspiring artist that have invested time and effort into their craft.
“I’m excited as a person who loves art I think this gives us students another alternative opportunity to explore creativity in Tallahassee,” said fourth-year FAMU Business Administration student Savona Bruno
The gallery will also hold a reception that starts at 6 p.m. that will be followed by the Live Auction that starts at 7:30 p.m.
The event is set to take place at 621 Industrial Drive and will be open to the public for free.
“Our goal is to make sure that we can put as much original art pieces in the hands of the people as possible,” said the auction organizer Cynthia Hollis.
Event participators will be charged $35, which includes the price of the bidding paddle and entry into the reception.
For the people who are unable to attend the Live auction but still wish to participate, 621 Gallery created the Silent Auction. The Silent Auction will give participants a chance to view items on the Gallery’s Facebook page. Once a person finds an item they want they can go to the Gallery anytime during its business hours and bid at their own convenience. The Silent Auction began Oct. 2 and will continue until it officially closes on Sunday, at 3 p.m.
“I know I usually work on weekends,” said second-year FAMU Pre-Pharmacy student Jessica Wilson, “So being able to still participate in the Silent Auction is really cool.”
The 621 Gallery has the oldest and largest contemporary arts showcase in the Tallahassee region that was founded in 1940. Since moving the Gallery to Railroad Square it has served as a pinnacle for the Tallahassee community and many students who want to see and learn more about contemporary art. The goal for the gallery is to expand public awareness while also creating a better understanding for fine arts.