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

Honorary Chairs

Leland Calloway + Anthony Smith

Joan LeMahieu + Jordan LeMahieu

Nicole Tate + Jeffrey Tate

Overview

ArtWorks Detroit

 

ArtWorks Detroit is one of Detroit’s most premier art auctions and one of Matrix Human Services’ most successful fundraisers. For the past 26 years, the artist community has rallied together to raise funds to support the essential work of Matrix Human Services. We are thrilled to collectively continue our impact this year and invite you to join us!

From Monday, June 21 at  8:00 am through Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 pm, Artworks bidding will take place virtually through an online silent auction, powered by ClickBid, a safe and easy-to-use platform. We are honored to feature the donated works from renowned artists such as Jeff Cancelosi, Sue Carman-Vian, Priscilla Phifer — and more! 

A separate celebration will be held in the evening on Thursday, June 24, and will include features from select artists and the 2021 powerhouse honorary chairs: Leland Calloway and Anthony Smith, Joan LeMahieu and Jordan LeMahieu, and Nicole and Jeffrey Tate. More details regarding this event will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Your participation is more crucial than ever. ArtWorks Detroit has historically been one of Matrix Human Services’ most profitable fundraising events and, 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 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.

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.

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

The auction will be held on Monday, June 21 at 8:00 am and through Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 pm. A separate celebration will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 24 in the hours leading up to the close of the auction. To prepare you for the exciting evening that we have in store, you will receive a timely cadence of information leading up to ArtWorks Detroit.

ArtWorks Agenda

Auction Opens

June 21

8:00am

ArtWorks Experience

June 24

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Auction Closes

June 24

10:00pm

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.