The Scottsdale Arts Festival hosts an online art auction to help raise funds for arts education programs for youth presented at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). More than 40,000 children benefit from these programs each year. Last year’s auction raised $18,000 toward arts education!

The auction features original works of art in all media generously donated by Festival artists, with something for every taste and budget. Auction items are displayed inside Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts during Festival weekend.

Auction bidding is quick, easy and fun! Bidders may use a smartphone, tablet or personal computer to pre-register, view and bid on auction items 24/7 through the auction website (link will be available during Festival weekend). Representatives are also available at the auction to provide personal assistance with bidding.

The auction opens for bidding at 10 am (local time) on Saturday, March 11th and closes at 7:30 pm (local time) on Tuesday, March 14th.

Proceeds from the auction benefit Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, a division of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts.

Examples of previous auction items: