Though not officially a contact sport, silent art auctions can bring out the bloodthirst in the best of us, given the deals and steals dangled in front of art hoarders and the more polite citizenry who see a winning bid at a charity auction as a certainty. Not every event is going to flip civility on its head, but there have been some noteworthy and memorable evenings.
So anyone hoping to snag some new works at this weekend’s Hammer & Cycle’s Bikes for Brats charity auction might want to prepare themselves, given the lineup of artists who’ve donated work. Sush Machida, Amy Sol, Justin Favela, Erin Stellmon, Jesse Smigel, Casey Weldon, James Henninger, Brent Holmes and Ras Onerz are just a handful of the 40-plus whose pieces will be auctioned to buy bikes for area youths for 98.5 KLUC’s annual bike drive.
Throw in a bar, witty banter and an assortment of other art-related sundries to be auctioned, and it’s game.
The group donated 125 bikes last year and is hoping this year's auction will raise enough to purchase at least 200 bikes.
Bikes for Brats Charity Auction November 9, 5-9 p.m. Alios, 1217 S. Main St.