Here's your chance to
own a great piece of local art for indoor or outdoor display! The Artist Alley
Art Auction is currently online with Blue Skies Auction.
Up on the auction block
are seven murals and three sculptures currently on display in the Artist Alley
in downtown Kokomo. Items will be available for bid though Aug. 18.
Most of the pieces are
large scale, suitable as a feature piece for both inside and outside. The
pieces are part of the 2016-17 exhibit in Artist Alley, which is located on
Main Street next to Artworks Gallery in downtown Kokomo. As each exhibit draws
to a close, the pieces are auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds
reinvested in the alley. In years past, the pieces were auctioned off during a
live event. This year, organizers turned to Mark Bisch of Blue Skies Auction to
open the sale to a larger audience.
“As this idea of artist
alleys is catching on around the state, we’re expanding our Artist Alley to a
larger audience through this online auction. We are attracting such quality
pieces by amazing artists that we felt it only natural to open the auction up
to more people,” said Susan Alexander, director of the Greater Kokomo Downtown
Association. “The online auction will allow us to share this art with a wider
The current exhibit
will be taken down at the close of the online auction. The new exhibit — which
Alexander says will be even bigger than the current showing — will open during
First Friday on Sept. 1.
To view and bid on the
pieces, visit kokomoartauction.com