RELEASE: 2017 Gala Art Auction @ UMOCA (May 12 - Jun 3, May 19)

 

 

CONTACT: SARINA EHRGOTT
 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
TUES - THUR & SAT 11 AM - 6 PM | FRI 11 AM - 9 PM
www.utahmoca.org | 
@utahmoca
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 April 27, 2017
 
 
 
 

 
CURIOUS PROCUREMENTS
Presenting UMOCA's 2017 Gala Art Auction
PROJECTS GALLERY: MAY 12 - JUN 3
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19 | 7 - 9 PM
 
Salt Lake City, UT -  The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is thrilled to present our 2017 Gala Art Auction.
 
Each year, UMOCA is overwhelmed by the generosity of Utah's art community. As part of our annual Gala (which is the Museum's largest fundraiser of the year), local, national, and international artists donate their precious time and talents in the form of incredible artworks to the Gala Art Auction.
 
Utah has a rich and unique contemporary art culture. As a cornerstone for contemporary culture in Utah, we believe in advancing and elevating the contemporary arts, establishing Utah as a leading voice for the spirit of innovation, experimentation and dialogue surrounding the issues of our time. UMOCA supports local artists, and are lucky to host artists that support us! We would like to thank each artist for their donation, and we hope that museumgoers, gala attendees, and art lovers alike will appreciate each piece. We value the work these artists do to enrich the cultural vitality of our state.

The majority of UMOCA's art auction works are by local artists, some having participated in our Artist-In-Residence program. Those who are not local, are artists who have had their work exhibited at UMOCA. Bidding on the artwork begins May 12, and is open to anyone! Start bidding on May 12 at 501auctions.com/sideshow17.
 
 
 
About UMOCA's 2017 Gala: SIDESHOW
 
UMOCA invites you to be mystified by a tempting menu, outlandish cocktails, alluring entertainment, and curious procurements at our 2017 gala, SIDESHOW. Prepare for a fiery evening, as we host 250 of Utah's most philanthropic individuals for an evening filled with bizarre and fantastic acts, a stunning art auction, and more! Join us June 3 at the Utah State Fairpark for the Museum's largest fundraiser of the year and a party like no other. Grab your tickets here today!


About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has advanced and elevated the community of contemporary arts and culture since it was established in 1931. UMOCA is a fearless voice for innovation, experimentation and dialogue surrounding the topics of our time. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, UMOCA invites curiosity and promotes understanding of the challenging concepts that art and its reflective social commentary can present. UMOCA is a force for social transformation that unites all points of view, backgrounds, experience, and ages through pertinent art exhibitions and educational programming. UMOCA evokes change, challenges ideologies, celebrates triumph, and introduces an array of contemporary voices with in the Museum and throughout the community.
 
UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the Art Works Grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public foundation, and corporate gifts. Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a $5 suggested donation.
 
 
 
 

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