As the spread of COVID-19 continues to affect the economy, the Mount Dora arts community has taken a financial blow due to the cancellation of art festivals and shows across the country. In order to help local artists during this challenging time, Mount Dora Center for the Arts (MDCA) is hosting a special online fine art auction titled “Be a Part of It” running September 19-20. Last month, the community art center encouraged artists of all media to submit works of art for the auction. The artists will get fifty percent of the sale price at the MDCA auction. The other half of the proceeds will go to help fund art educational programs at the center.
Over 60 artists submitted their work for consideration and MDCA expects approximately 90 auction items. The public is invited to preview the items in the MDCA gallery on September 14 - 18, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. A link to the auction and other details were not available at press time, so guests should inquire at the MDCA gallery or visit their website for more information.
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