Ready to start your art collection?
May 30th, 2012
Omaha, NE – If youâ€™re in the mood to buy some artwork, you may want to get in line.
â€œAs soon as we open those doors, everybody runs downstairs to get the best pieces and take them off the walls as quickly as possible.â€
Logan Seacrest, Communications and Events Manager for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, is helping to ready the gallery for its annual $100 Art Sale. The event begins Friday, June 8 at 7:00pm, but according to Seacrest, if itâ€™s anything like last year, people may be queuing to get in a lot earlier.
â€œPeople started lining up at 9am,â€ Seacrest said. â€œWe had a couple bring a tent outside and kind of camped out on our docks all day long, so they would be the first ones downstairs.â€
â€œItâ€™s first come first served,â€ he said. â€œSo whoever gets down there first has the first pick of whateverâ€™s on the walls.â€
About 200 pieces of original artwork by local and regional artists will be on display. Each piece has been donated by the artist, and its sale will benefit the Bemis Underground. That’s the Bemis Center for Contemporary Artsâ€™ downstairs counterpart, which is focused on regional and emerging artists.
â€œLetâ€™s face it,â€ Seacrest said. â€œGood art can be really expensive. But at the Bemis Center, we feel like everyone should have a chance to purchase some really high quality art and start their collection in a way that doesnâ€™t break their wallet.â€
â€œThis is an opportunity â€¦ to own a piece of original art and feel how exciting that can be.â€
Seacrest said there are no lists and no previews. The first time art lovers will get to see whatâ€™s on display is when the doors open. Thatâ€™s Friday, June 8th at 7pm.
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