You are cordially invited to participate in Detroit’s premier virtual art auction, ArtWorks Detroit, in support of Matrix Human Services.
Leland Calloway + Anthony Smith
Joan LeMahieu + Jordan LeMahieu
Nicole Tate + Jeffrey Tate
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 through a reimagined weeklong experience — and invite you to join us!
ArtWorks Detroit’s silent auction will be held virtually from Monday, September 13th at 8:00 am through Friday, September 17th at 10:00 pm through ClickBid. We are honored to feature the donated works from renowned artists such as Frank Kelley Jr., Keith Carrington, Laurie Tennent, Mike Han — and more!
Registered bidders will also be able to experience this year’s collection of art in person by appointment from Wednesday, September 15 through Thursday, September 16 during our in-person preview days at our Woodbridge location.
We also invite you to tune into Matrix’s Facebook channel throughout ArtWorks Detroit week for daily artist exclusives. Hosted by returning auctioneer Greg Bator, this special program will include features from select artists and this year’s honorary chairs — Leland Calloway and Anthony Smith, Joan LeMahieu and Jordan LeMahieu, and Nicole and Jeffrey Tate.
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 critical programs and 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.
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ArtWorks Detroit – What to Expect
Online bidding will be available digitally from Monday, September 13th at 8:00 am through Friday, September 17th at 10:00 pm through ClickBid. Daily artist exclusives will air on Matrix Human Services Facebook page and you may also visit our Woodbridge location to preview the art. 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.
September 15 – September 16
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.