You are cordially invited to participate in Detroit’s premier virtual art auction, ArtWorks Detroit, in support of Matrix Human Services.

Overview

ArtWorks Detroit

ArtWorks Detroit, the premier charity art auction that benefits Matrix Human Services, will take place from Friday, August 26 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022! We are excited to produce an in-person and virtual experience like never before! 

You’re invited to kick off this year’s auction at our inaugural Preview Party at Collected Detroit on Friday, August 26 (time is TBD) where you’ll receive an exclusive viewing of this year’s collection while enjoying complimentary cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Registration will go on sale in mid-June.

Bidding will take place virtually, yet we are thrilled to showcase our collection of local and nationally sourced masterpieces from the talented Jeff Cancelosi, Priscilla Phifer, Sue Carman-Vian, Darcel Deneau – and more – through an in-person viewing, at Collected Detroit from Saturday, August 27-Wednesday, August 31. 

Proceeds from ArtWorks Detroit power critical services and programs designed to close the needs gap for underserved Detroiters. These resources provide a hand up NOT a hand out, so beneficiaries can rise to self-sufficiency. 

Your support is vital to us continuing this work! ArtWorks Detroit has historically been one of Matrix Human Services’ most profitable fundraising events and, with your help, we can continue that success! 

In consideration of the online bidding format, participating as a bidder will be free of charge. To secure a spot and to stay updated with special ArtWorks Detroit announcements, please click below to register with ClickBid.

On a weekly basis, we have been able to provide food and care packages to hundreds of families in need and will continue to answer the call of our community with your help. Generally, we also operate the largest Head Start program for underserved children in Detroit, the largest HIV/STD prevention programs in metro-Detroit, and have programs for all ages.

What will you tell people you did to help the most vulnerable population during COVID-19? Partner with Matrix Human Services to help us continue doing the work on the front lines.

ArtWorks Detroit – What to Expect

Online bidding will be available digitally from 8:00 am on Friday, August 26th through 10:00 pm on Wednesday, August 31st via ClickBid. We will host a ticketed Preview Party on Friday, August 26 at Collected Detroit. You may also visit Collected Detroit to preview the art by appointment starting Saturday, August 27. Don’t miss the artist exclusives that will air on the Matrix Human Services Facebook page throughout the auction window! To prepare you for this exciting week, you will receive a timely cadence of information leading up to ArtWorks Detroit once you register as a bidder.

ArtWorks Agenda

Auction Opens

Friday, August 26th

8:00 am

Private Preview Party

Friday,  August 26th

(Time TBD)

In-Person Viewing:

Saturday, August 27th –

Wednesday, August 31st

Auction Closes

Wednesday, August 31st

10:00 pm

Your participation is crucial to our success. Because of your generosity, we will be able to continue providing services to people who desperately need them. Proceeds from the auction will continue to fund services for our children, youth, adults, seniors, and families, who are counting on organizations like ours to provide not just hope, but real answers. Since March, we have been able to provide food and care packages to hundreds of families in need and will continue to answer the call of our community with your help. Generally, we also operate the largest Head Start program for underserved children in Detroit, the largest HIV/STD prevention programs in metro-Detroit, and have programs for all ages.