An ACO tradition since 2002. ACO’s most “fun” fundraiser featuring art by over 200 artists, all 5″x5″ in size and with bids starting at $25. This is our 15th year celebrating local artists and will end with a soiree and auction on Thursday, October 26, 2017!
A Tiny but Mighty Fundraiser!
The Arts Center of the Ozarks is pleased to present our popular exhibition and fundraiser, the Annual 5x5 Local Art Exhibition. This year’s exhibition opens TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 and continues through OCTOBER 26, 2017.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
This year’s event will include a 5”x5” art exhibition and silent auction, live jazz music, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, sweets by Shelby Lynn’s and Pure Joy Ice Cream, a pop-up coffee bar, and cash bar. All proceeds support ACO and community art programs.
This year’s exhibition will be comprised of over 200 original 5x5 works by regional artists. All pieces will be included in the silent auction with bids starting as low as $25.
Since 2002, the 5×5 has shined as an example of how artists can support their local arts organization while promoting their talents—last year artists from around the region generously donated over 250 works measuring 5” x 5” in a variety of media. These 5x5 works of art by all levels of artisans and creatives are exhibited for a month before they go on auction one night only, at a Jazz Soiree hosted by ACO.
The excitement and support from artists and the art-buying public for this unique event have been tremendous. In addition to raising funding for ACO, the 5×5 provides buyers with an opportunity to purchase quality, affordable art while providing artists the opportunity to display their talents before the thousands of art patrons who visit NWA area every year.