All art will be available for pick-up Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Matrix’s Woodbridge location at 1400 Woodbridge, Detroit, MI 48207.

Please reach out to Whitney Griffin at wgriffin@matrixhs.org if you have questions.

Honorary Chairs

Dr. Daniel + Janet Haddad

Linda + David Whitaker

Karen + Ed Ogul

Overview

ArtWorks Detroit

 

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. 

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.

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, August 24 from 8:00 am through Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 pm. On Thursday, August 27, there will be a virtual bash featuring a live DJ, videos from our honorary chairs, and select artists in the hours leading up to the auction’s close. 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

August 24

8:00am

In-person Preview

August 25 – 26

 

Live DJ Set

August 27

6:00pm

Honorary Chair + Artist Talk

August 27

6:45pm

Live DJ Set

August 27

8:00pm

Auction Closes

August 27

10:00pm

Featured

Keegan

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

Featured

Spring Field

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. 

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