"An Evening of Art"
On November 13, 2014, The Friends of the Mott Library held their latest Art Auction fundraiser, "An Evening of Art". A new company, Arin Ross Auctions, in conjunction with Marlin Art, were on hand for the evening with a variety of art by famous artists like Jane Wooster Scott, and memorabilia, including a signed Pink Floyd guitar. Guests for the evening enjoyed dinner provided by the Bear Bistro and music courtesy of the Mott Community College Music Department while browsing during the preview portion of the event. In addition to their newly acquired art, some guests also brought home door prizes generously donated by area business, including Cork on Saginaw and Hoffman's Deli, Arin Ross Auctions, and private individuals.
A second chance sale was held the next morning for those who missed the Auction on Thursday evening. Between the auction and sale, the fundraiser was a success bringing in $4000 for future projects that will benefit the Mott Library and students at Mott Community College.
"Starry Night Art Auction"
The Friends of Mott Library hosted a Starry Night Art Auction on February 28, 2013, and a Second Look sale on March 1. Over 80 people attended the art auction and had a chance to bid on over 200 works of art. The door prizes included a framed work of art, Schofield’s “Glory of Fall,” several 31 bags, and gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants. In addition to the door prizes, two framed works were raffled: a color lithograph of Wooster Scott’s “Good Old Days” and a Mick Jagger poster.
The art auction has been a popular event with the Friends and our supporters over the years, and we were happy to bring it back after a hiatus of four years. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s auction, including our sponsors, donors, and volunteers! Proceeds from this event enhance library collections and services for MCC students.