Dr. Daniel + Janet Haddad
Linda + David Whitaker
Karen + Ed Ogul
ArtWorks Detroit is one of Matrix’s most impactful fundraisers and Detroit’s premier art auctions. We have exciting plans to uphold the integrity of our renowned event and would be honored for you to join us for ArtWorks Detroit – At Home Edition — a reimagined weeklong reimagined experience from Monday, August 24 – Thursday, August 27.
ArtWorks Detroit Week will consist of an online silent auction starting on Monday, August 24 at 8:00 am and ending on Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 pm via ClickBid. We are excited to feature the donated works from renowned artists including Desiree Kelly, Sydney James to name a few!
Registered bidders will also be able to experience this year’s collection of art in person from August 25-August 26 during our in-person preview days.
A separate virtual celebration will be held on Thursday, August 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and will include a live DJ set along with features from select artists and this year’s honorary chairs – art powerhouse couples Dr. Daniel and Janet Haddad, Ed and Karen Ogul, and David and Linda Whitaker.
Your participation is more crucial than ever. ArtWorks Detroit has historically been one of Matrix Human Services’ most profitable fundraising events. With your help, we can continue that success! Proceeds from the online 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 – especially during these challenging times.
In consideration of our online format, this year’s art auction will be free of charge and we welcome you to reimagine this experience with us in the comfort of your own home. To secure your spot, click below to register with ClickBid, the safe and easy-to-use platform powering this year’s ArtWorks Detroit online silent auction.
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ArtWorks Detroit – What to Expect
August 25 – 26
Live DJ Set
Honorary Chair + Artist Talk
Live DJ Set
Artist: Desiree Kelly
Description of piece: Portrait painting depicting native metro-Detroit personality Keegan Michael Key
Medium: Oil paint, spray paint on canvas
Dimensions: 16″ wide x 20″ high
Market Value: $1,000
Artist: Judy Munro
Description of piece: “Vivid pastel colors depict a sunny spring day, several birch trees in a grassy field.”
Medium: oil on board
Dimensions: 40″ wide x 40″ high
Market Value: $1,400
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.
ArtWorks Detroit 2020 Sponsors
Unique Art for Unique People!