8x8 art auction and gala

The 8x8 Art Auction and Gala is an inspiring evening of art, music, wine, and food that brings the community together in the Gallery setting of The Crossing Arts Alliance, which has a big city feel right in our downtown.

Dozens of area artists contribute artwork on 8” x 8” canvases, which are offered in a silent auction at the event. Many of the artists attend, giving participants an opportunity to meet the creative minds behind the pieces. 300 people attend the event, with hundreds more reached via our website and social media channels.

All proceeds from the evening go to benefit The Crossing Arts Alliance as we work to provide more arts programming to our community.



The Event - Thursday, Oct. 4th, 5:00 to 7:00, $20 per person

Enjoy a glass of wine, hearty appetizers, and fun desserts as you stroll the gallery enjoying the works of dozens of area artists against a backdrop of soothing live music. Interact with artists, arts appreciators, and community supporters. Pick out your favorite art pieces and place your bids.  If you play your cards right you may come home with a one-of-a-kind piece of art and help us make amazing arts opportunities available to our community in the process. Learn about our programs, tour our facility, and find out what we offer and what our hopes are for the future. 


become a contributing artist

Want to contribute art to our 8x8 Art Auction? We provide the canvas, so stop by to pick one up, add your creative talents, and return it to us by September 27th. Artists providing an 8x8 will pay a reduced admission cost to the event (only $10). Your name will be listed alongside the piece and listed in our Quarterly Newsletter, and you will earn our undying gratitude and admiration.


become a gala sponsor

The funds raised at our 8x8 Art Auction and Gala help to support our programs by buying arts supplies for children, making exhibit opportunities available for area artists, and learning opportunities for all skill levels and ages. As a sponsor, you will enjoy many benefits such as recognition at the event and via our social media channels and free tickets to the event. Sponsorship levels are available ranging from $100 to $1000. Learn more...