Art Auction in April is always a great time

By Emily Bishop

The Art for Art’s Sake Auction is gearing up again to be the hippest spring event in Midtown. The Young Avenue Deli will be packed on April 9 from 6-9:30pm with treasures created by local artists and contributions from area businesses. Great items donated from Festival vendors guarantee that there will be something available for everyone.
This event was started to help pay for the maintenance, insurance, utilities, and repairs of the Trestle Art over Cooper Street. This distinctive piece of artwork, owned by the Cooper-Young Community Association, has become the symbol of rebirth for this vibrant Midtown community over the years.

Auction entrance is $20 for non CYCA members or $15 for members. The best way to purchase your ticket is online at If you prefer a traditional paper ticket, you can come to the March 8 General Meeting at the CYCA office (2298 Young) and purchase your ticket between 6-6:30pm before the meeting starts. You may also email or call 901-272-2922 to arrange the purchase of your ticket.

Artist’s Donations
Introduce your art to a wide range of customers by donating to the Auction. Artists receive a ticket to the event, and if your work is valued at $200 and up, you will also receive a CYCA membership with benefits valued at over $100. If your art is selected for the live auction, it will be displayed at Otherlands Coffee Bar prior to the Auction for viewing and for the Artist’s Reception. For more information email Emily at or call 901-210-6905.

General Donations
Show your support for the CYCA by donating items, services, or gift cards from your business. Contact for more info or call 901-272-2922.

Artist’s Reception
The art featured in the live auction will be
displayed at Otherlands Coffee Bar
March 13 – April 9, with a reception on Sunday, March 20, from 3-5pm. Reception refreshments will be provided by Fork It Over Catering.

Volunteering at the Auction is a lot of fun, so spots fill up fast. Contact Kevin Ritz at to find out what jobs are available before and during the event.


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