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REP’S ARTWORKS AUCTION FEATURES WORK OF LOCAL ‘UNDER 40’ ARTISTS

REP’S ARTWORKS AUCTION FEATURES WORK OF LOCAL ‘UNDER 40’ ARTISTS

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arkansas Repertory Theatre will host its 31st annual ArtWorks auction on May 11 featuring artwork by local artists under age 40. The fundraiser also includes live music, an open bar and appetizers from local eateries. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the live auction starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at TheRep.org, by calling the Box Office at (501) 378-0405 or at the door. To go along with the ‘under 40’ theme, attendees under age 40 can purchase tickets for $40. 

“ArtWorks is always a really fun night that brings art enthusiasts together. This year, we are so excited to partner with these tremendously talented local artists – all who are under age 40,” said Susan Nichols, ArtWorks Coordinator. “We’re grateful for their donations and support of The Rep.”

This is the first major Rep fundraising event since the theatre began its 2019 “Rebuild the Rep” Season.

“We’re in our second production of the 2019 Season right now,” said Karen Rudolph, Director of Marketing and Audience Engagement. “The Rep is back, but we’re not out of the woods just yet. We hope the community will come out, eat, drink, have a great time with other art enthusiasts and support The Rep.”

Special guest emcees will help present each piece of art. They include: Billy St. James (102.5 FM), Wess Moore (Fox 16), Donna Terrell (Fox 16), James Bobo (Rep board member) and Lance Restum (Arkansas Travelers).

Local eateries providing food and drinks include: Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co., Capers, Copper Grill, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, Allsopp & Chapple and Atlas Bar.

The artists with work up for auction include: Joshua Asante, Matt Bates, Trevor Bennett, Rhett Brinkley, Justin Bryant, Heather Canterbury, Matthew Castellano, Krystal Cornelius, Meagan E. Davis, Margo Duvall, John Funderburg, Robert Hinojosa, Jon Hodges, Phillip Rex Huddleston, Bethany Johnson, Layet Johnson, Kesha Lagniappe, Jack Lloyd, Rayna Mackey, Haley Naylor, Claire Nichols, Brandy Thomason McNair, Emily Parker, Jennifer Perren, Emma Presley, Adrian Quintanar, Haynes Riley, Nathaniel Roe, Lily Ryall, Sulac, Chris Swasta, Louis Watts, Eleanor Wheeler, DeQuan Fidel Whitley, Brian Wolf, Emily Moll Wood, Markeith Woods and Rachel Worthen.

 

EVENT DETAILS

  • Saturday, May 11
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.; Live auction starts at 7 p.m.
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock, 72203
  • Tickets are $50 ($40 for those under age 40) at the door, TheRep.org or (501) 378-0405
  • Ticket includes free food and drink from local eateries
  • 40 pieces of artwork available via auction from local artists who are under age 40 
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