FAQs

Where is the auction?

When can I get in?

  • On Friday, the bidding starts at 6:30pm, and doors open at 6pm.
  • On Saturday, ticket holders can register at 5:00 but will not be able to enter the galleries until 5:30pm. Skip the lines and parking hassle by becoming an Art Angel. Angels get early access to the Silent Auction, a reserved parking space inside the Museum building, and early registration at 4:15 – plus so much more!

Where do I park?

  • The Museum has on-site parking, but it is limited, especially inside the building. If the lot is full, an attendant will direct you to one of the other nearby surface lots. If you drive, carpooling is encouraged.
  • Saturday only: Skip the lines and parking hassle by becoming an Art Angel. Angels get early access to the Silent Auction, a reserved parking space inside the Museum building, and early registration.

How do I purchase a table?

How can I purchase a ticket to the auction?

  • All public tickets go on sale Saturday, April 14th.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

  • Get your tickets early. Our auction always sells out!

If I am unable to attend, can I make a tax-deductible ‘regrets’ gift?

How should I dress? 

  • Friday: A full-on party—creative, expressive, fun and festive attire is strongly encouraged.
  • Saturday: More elegant evening with a sit-down dinner

Can I volunteer for the auction?

Can I still donate artwork to the auction?

  • Yes, donated items are being accepted for 2018. Contact Tricia Pearson about artwork donations at auction@biartmuseum.org.

Can I still sponsor the auction?

What does BIMA do? 

  • BIMA opened just 5 years ago and quickly established itself as a bright, new addition to the cultural landscape of Washington State and beyond. BIMA has become the cultural living room for Bainbridge Island, a regional resource for quality arts and lifelong learning, and a welcoming landmark to visitors new and returning. Its mission – to engage a diverse population in the art and craft of our region and our time – has been brought to life as a new and vibrant showcase for some of the best contemporary artists and craftsmen of the greater Puget Sound. Go to biartmuseum.org for more information!

Why is the auction important?

  • The auction is BIMA’s largest fundraising event, accounting for a quarter of our annual income. All proceeds benefit the mission of BIMA, and bring an exceptional year-round program of exhibitions, classes, tours, films, workshops, lectures and events, presenting educational and cultural programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, interests, economic means and abilities.

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